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 Alaskan Highway stands today as one of the boldest homeland security initiatives ever undertaken.
George Eastman introduced the Kodak and Brownie camera systems and transformed photography into something anybody could do.
The Pennsylvania Railroad Company accomplished an enormous engineering feat, but destroyed a great architectural monument.
The U.S. and the Soviet Union race to build the hydrogen bomb during the Cold War, thus beginning the nuclear arms race.
A brilliant scientist, Oppenheimer was tasked with the development of the atomic bomb during World War II.
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.
The grave truth behind modern forensics was discovered in 1920s New York.
Equipment failure, human error and bad luck led to the country's worst nuclear accident in 1979.