The coal miners' battle for dignity led to the largest armed insurrection since the American Civil War.
In 1927, the Mississippi River flooded from New Orleans to Illinois, leaving a million people homeless and leading to a major black migration to the North.
The most daring and innovative accomplishment at the turn of the 20th century.
Before radar had been invented a devastating hurricane hit America, surprising residents of the East Coast and killing more than 600 people.
The epic battle waged over dinosaur fossils by rival paleontologists in the American West.
A daunting story of shipwreck, starvation, mutiny and cannibalism amongst a group left abandoned in the high Arctic.
Robert Marshall, Aldo Leopold and Howard Zahniser dedicated their lives to protect the shrinking American wilderness.
In 1934, American polar explorer Richard Byrd became the first to experience winter in Antarctica's interior.