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.
The internationally famous carnival of delights in New York was the birthplace of the hot dog and the roller coaster.
A man who symbolized African American equality fought a proponent of Hitler's Aryan racial theories on the eve of World War II.
The world famous escape artist could escape from everything - except his own mortality.
A wry philosophical essay on what makes baseball the great American pastime.
During World War II, more than a thousand women signed up to fly with the U.S. military as WASPS.
The international race to develop biological weapons during the 20th century.
After 18 years of struggles, the Golden Gate Bridge opened on May 27, 1937.
Equipment failure, human error and bad luck led to the country's worst nuclear accident in 1979.