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.
Between 1890 and 1920, 12 million people emigrated from Europe arriving in New York Harbor and Ellis Island.
The story behind the development of the oral contraceptive that put women in control of birth control.
Legendary bank robber John Dillinger garnered the admiration of many struggling Americans, but FBI took him down with a message: crime doesn't pay.
The effort of pioneering researchers to conceive babies through in vitro fertilization.
The story of the polio crusade pays tribute to a time when Americans banded together to conquer a terrible disease.
The story of Chicago's dramatic transformation from a swampy frontier town to a massive metropolis in the nineteenth century.
"The Wizard of Menlo Park," Inventor Thomas Edison, built the first practical light bulb and revolutionized the world.