On February 1, 1913, more than 150,000 people eagerly rushed to Grand Central Terminal to gaze at New York City's newest landmark. A marvel of engineering, architecture, and vision, the new Beaux Arts structure on 42nd street housed an underground electric train station that would revolutionize the way people traveled and transform midtown Manhattan.
After 18 years of struggles, the Golden Gate Bridge opened on May 27, 1937.
In 1960, Francis Gary Powers' U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union.
The story of the polio crusade pays tribute to a time when Americans banded together to conquer a terrible disease.
The story behind the development of the oral contraceptive that put women in control of birth control.
Politics, culture, race relations, and technology in a year of change.
John Scopes' free speech trial pitted science against religion after the teacher presented Charles Darwin's theory of evolution in a Tennessee school.
An updated look at the Alabama tenant farmer families that Walker Evans and James Agee documented in their 1936 Pulitzer Prize-winning book.
From a small-town Texas murder emerged a landmark civil rights case that successfully challenged Jim Crow-style discrimination against Mexican Americans.