In 1978 over 900 people led by Rev. Jim Jones died in the largest mass murder-suicide in history, at Jonestown, Guyana.
Roman Catholic priest Father Charles Coughlin used the power of radio to rail against the nation's economic system in the Depression.
The converging forces, circumstances, personalities and events that propelled a group of English men and women west across the Atlantic in 1620.
The internationally famous carnival of delights in New York was the birthplace of the hot dog and the roller coaster.
A biography of the last outlaws of the American Wild West
The ultimate frontiersman, Carson inspired popular novels before being associated with the "Long Walk" of the Navajo people.
The story of a Russian immigrant and anarchist who is said to have inspired the assassination of President William McKinley.
Meet the Wizard of Odd. Robert Ripley was a new media star and the most popular man in America.