Born in Puerto Rico, Clemente was an exceptional baseball player and humanitarian whose career sheds light on larger issues of immigration, civil rights and cultural change. He would die in a tragic plane crash.
Silent film actress Mary Pickford played a pivotal role in bringing Hollywood into the center of the motion picture industry.
In 1936, GM and Ford could not stop one of the worst battles of the American labor movement.
John Philip Sousa was America's favorite bandmaster.
Robert E. Lee, the leading Confederate general of the American Civil War, remains a source of fascination and, for some, veneration.
Before World War II, young Chinese Americans defied cultural tradition in San Francisco's Chinatown, previously closed to outsiders.
America came apart in 1964 and has since been reborn.
The acquittal of the murderers of Chicago teen Emmett Till mobilized the civil rights movement.
With data compiled from tens of thousands of sex questionnaires, Alfred Kinsey changed America's views about sex with the Kinsey Reports.