An outlaw with a deadly reputation, Billy the Kid was gunned down by an ambitious sheriff on July 14, 1881. The felling of one of the most notorious criminals of the age was instantly national news. First demonized by the lawman who killed him, the Kid was soon mythologized by a never-ending stream of dime store romances and big-screen dramas.
The founding father laid the groundwork for the nation's modern economy, including the banking system and Wall Street.
Joseph Goebbels, the second most powerful man in Nazi Germany, was the mastermind behind Adolf Hitler's success.
In 1936, GM and Ford could not stop one of the worst battles of the American labor movement.
James Michael Curley and his sophisticated political machine dominated Boston for almost half a century.
A man who symbolized African American equality fought a proponent of Hitler's Aryan racial theories on the eve of World War II.
Brothers Wilbur and Orville Wright built a flying machine that made its first flight in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina in 1903.
In the early 1830s, Texas, ruled by Mexico, held 20,000 U.S. settlers and 4,000 Mexican Tejanos, forcing residents to pick sides.
A nostalgic and humorous look at how old world Chicago lives side by side with the new.