On March 25th, 1911, a fire broke out in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York’s Greenwich Village. By the time the fire had burned itself out, 147 people were dead. The landmark legislation that followed gave New Yorkers the most comprehensive workplace safety laws in the country.
Brothers Wilbur and Orville Wright built a flying machine that made its first flight in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina in 1903.
The story of the polio crusade pays tribute to a time when Americans banded together to conquer a terrible disease.
The world famous escape artist could escape from everything - except his own mortality.
Television game shows became an instant national phenomenon in 1955, but four years later contestant Charles van Doren admitted they were a scam.
The inspiring story of the modern environmental movement.
John Scopes' free speech trial pitted science against religion after the teacher presented Charles Darwin's theory of evolution in a Tennessee school.
In 1967, thousands of hippies flocked to San Francisco's Haight Ashbury district.
The story of a farm boy who rose from obscurity to become the most influential American innovator of the 20th century.