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.
In 1960, Francis Gary Powers' U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union.
The U.S. and the Soviet Union race to build the hydrogen bomb during the Cold War, thus beginning the nuclear arms race.
Brothers Wilbur and Orville Wright built a flying machine that made its first flight in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina in 1903.
The worst epidemic in American history killed over 600,000 Americans during World War I.
Native Alaskans, oil company representatives, environmentalists, politicians, and others tell the story of the 800-mile pipeline.
The dramatic story of the streamliners is one of remarkable achievements and opportunities lost.
The remarkable story of how a railroad was built connecting California to the East.
Robert Moses fueled some of the most ambitious -- and controversial -- public works projects ever conceived.