in 1931, Grace Hubbard Fortescue received a one-hour sentence for murdering a local Hawaiian accused of raping her daughter.
In 1934, American polar explorer Richard Byrd became the first to experience winter in Antarctica's interior.
Roman Catholic priest Father Charles Coughlin used the power of radio to rail against the nation's economic system in the Depression.
Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.
Before World War II, young Chinese Americans defied cultural tradition in San Francisco's Chinatown, previously closed to outsiders.
Thoroughbred racehorse Seabiscuit was the long shot that captured America's heart during the Depression.
Meet the genius engineer and inventor whose technology helped create our wireless world.
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