The first man to fly across the Atlantic, Charles Lindbergh was unprepared for the attention, particularly after his son was kidnapped.
Accused by a janitor, a respected Harvard professor was hanged for the murder of Dr. George Parkman, one of Boston's richest citizens, in 1849.
The most daring and innovative accomplishment at the turn of the 20th century.
In 1969, homosexuality was illegal in almost every state... but that was about to change. The Stonewall riots marked a major turning point in the modern gay civil rights movement.
The effort of pioneering researchers to conceive babies through in vitro fertilization.
The evolution of rhythm and blues through the careers of singers Ruth Brown and Charles Brown, with contemporary performances by both.
In 1934, American polar explorer Richard Byrd became the first to experience winter in Antarctica's interior.
John Philip Sousa was America's favorite bandmaster.