In the early 1900s, Martians were a hot topic in American popular culture. Are those canals on the red planet? How can we contact Martians? Up and coming actor/director/producer Orson Welles took advantage of the hype on October 30, 1938, when he broadcast H.G. Wells' War of the Worlds on his weekly radio drama program.
The 1968 Democratic National Convention saw a clash of political visions on the convention floor and violence outside on the streets of Chicago.
A man who symbolized African American equality fought a proponent of Hitler's Aryan racial theories on the eve of World War II.
The internationally famous carnival of delights in New York was the birthplace of the hot dog and the roller coaster.
Prohibition's effect on Detroit, Michigan, the first major American city to "go dry," and the growth of the liquor smuggling industry.
Postwar New York City and the global economic order told through the story of the World Trade Center.
in 1931, Grace Hubbard Fortescue received a one-hour sentence for murdering a local Hawaiian accused of raping her daughter.
P.T. Barnum -- huckster, con man, promoter, entertainer and founder of "The Greatest Show on Earth".
Between 1890 and 1920, 12 million people emigrated from Europe arriving in New York Harbor and Ellis Island.