During the Great Depression, Americans built the Hoover Dam, one of the greatest engineering works in history.
In 1960, Francis Gary Powers' U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union.
They were the first to brave the unknown.
The Last Stand, the final act of General George Custer's larger-than-life career, played out on a grand stage with a spellbound public engrossed in the drama. Part of the Wild West collection.
A gripping tale of medical intervention gone awry, and one of the most barbaric mistakes of modern medicine.
Engineer James Eads tamed the mighty Mississippi, turning New Orleans into the second largest port in the nation.
The first around-the-world air race was sponsored to prove that the airplane had a commercial future.
Engineered by William Barclay Parsons, the 21-mile, four-track route of the New York City Subway was the largest public works project in history.