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.
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.
French settlers in Louisiana merged with African Americans, Afro-Caribbeans and others to create Cajun and Zydeco musical traditions.
Native Alaskans, oil company representatives, environmentalists, politicians, and others tell the story of the 800-mile pipeline.
The story of a farm boy who rose from obscurity to become the most influential American innovator of the 20th century.
The grave truth behind modern forensics was discovered in 1920s New York.
The story behind the development of the oral contraceptive that put women in control of birth control.
A star in baseball's golden age, Joe DiMaggio's celebrity status and tumultuous marriage to Marilyn Monroe brought him pain.
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.