The story of a farm boy who rose from obscurity to become the most influential American innovator of the 20th century.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.
The story of Liliu'okalani, the last queen and ruler of the independent Kingdom of Hawaii.
As a nation mourned the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, a manhunt closed in on the twenty-six-year-old actor, John Wilkes Booth.
Martha Ballard was a midwife and mother in Maine following the American Revolution.
In 1897, Arctic explorer Robert Peary caused a sensation when he returned from Greenland with five Eskimos.
Clemente was an exceptional baseball player whose career sheds light on larger issues of immigration, civil rights and cultural change.