The surprise pandemic of 1918 shook Americans’ confidence in the medical establishment that had previously found vaccines for other lethal diseases like smallpox and typhoid. People tried everything to avoid getting the virus — from gargling with mouthwash to wearing masks — but it was not until years after the pandemic was over that scientists made any real breakthroughs.
The historic journey of Apollo 8 captivated the world in 1968 -- a bright spot in a year marked by political assassinations, race riots, and the Vietnam War.
A gripping tale of medical intervention gone awry, and one of the most barbaric mistakes of modern medicine.
The internationally famous carnival of delights in New York was the birthplace of the hot dog and the roller coaster.
A marvel of engineering, architecture, and vision, the story of the Beaux Arts structure on 42nd street that forever changed midtown Manhattan.
In 1934, American polar explorer Richard Byrd became the first to experience winter in Antarctica's interior.
Accounting for America's most famous inventor and his role in America's future.
Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.
After 18 years of struggles, the Golden Gate Bridge opened on May 27, 1937.