In the 1940s Dr. Walter Freeman gained fame for perfecting the lobotomy, then hailed as a miracle cure for the severely mentally ill. But within a few years, lobotomy was labeled one of the most barbaric mistakes of modern medicine.
The unusual life of David Vetter, who lived permanently inside a germ-free environment due to severe combined immunodeficiency.
When two passenger ships collide off Nantucket in 1909, 1,500 people rely on 26-year-old Jack Binns to operate a new technology - wireless telegraphy - to save them all.
The international race to develop biological weapons during the 20th century.
The Pennsylvania Railroad Company accomplished an enormous engineering feat, but destroyed a great architectural monument.
After 18 years of struggles, the Golden Gate Bridge opened on May 27, 1937.
A personal story of one family's dramatic effort to hold onto their family farm in Iowa as massive foreclosures sweep the nation in the 1990s.
During the Great Depression, Americans built the Hoover Dam, one of the greatest engineering works in history.
It was the deadliest workplace accident in New York City’s history.