P.T. Barnum -- huckster, con man, promoter, entertainer and founder of "The Greatest Show on Earth".
Meet the Wizard of Odd. Robert Ripley was a new media star and the most popular man in America.
In September 1970, militants from the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine hijacked five commercial airplanes.
During World War II, more than a thousand women signed up to fly with the U.S. military as WASPS.
The first man to fly across the Atlantic, Charles Lindbergh was unprepared for the attention, particularly after his son was kidnapped.
Engineer James Eads tamed the mighty Mississippi, turning New Orleans into the second largest port in the nation.
The six-part story of a frontiersman farmer and a wealthy Confederate slave-owner's daughter.
The ultimate frontiersman, Carson inspired popular novels before being associated with the "Long Walk" of the Navajo people.