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 dramatic story of the streamliners is one of remarkable achievements and opportunities lost.
In 1934, American polar explorer Richard Byrd became the first to experience winter in Antarctica's interior.
The remarkable story of mid-19th century ingenuity and perseverance during the laying of the transatlantic telegraph cable between North America and Europe.
They were the first to brave the unknown.
The Pennsylvania Railroad Company accomplished an enormous engineering feat, but destroyed a great architectural monument.
The tale of oil-seeking mavericks whose risk-taking, sweat and dreams changed an American industry.
The first around-the-world air race was sponsored to prove that the airplane had a commercial future.
Begun during the Civil War, the transcontinental railroad employed 20,000 men, mostly immigrants, who built the iron road with their bare hands.