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 Pennsylvania Railroad Company accomplished an enormous engineering feat, but destroyed a great architectural monument.
During World War II, more than a thousand women signed up to fly with the U.S. military as WASPS.
The historic journey of Apollo 8 captivated the world in 1968 -- a bright spot in a year marked by political assassinations, race riots, and the Vietnam War.
The tale of oil-seeking mavericks whose risk-taking, sweat and dreams changed an American industry.
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.
In 1960, Francis Gary Powers' U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union.
The dramatic story of the streamliners is one of remarkable achievements and opportunities lost.
The unusual life of David Vetter, who lived permanently inside a germ-free environment due to severe combined immunodeficiency.