P.T. Barnum -- huckster, con man, promoter, entertainer and founder of "The Greatest Show on Earth" which would become the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.
The legendary tale of Emeline Gurney, who - as the story goes - sold an illegitimate child at the age of 14 only to marry him at a later age.
The first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, Earhart disappeared in 1937 during an attempt to circumnavigate the world by airplane.
From a small-town Texas murder emerged a landmark civil rights case that successfully challenged Jim Crow-style discrimination against Mexican Americans.
The remarkable and tragic life of the third Kennedy son, Robert F. Kennedy.
The influential musical pioneers from Appalachia whose recordings lifted spirits during the Great Depression.
In 1936, GM and Ford could not stop one of the worst battles of the American labor movement.
Martha Ballard was a midwife and mother in Maine following the American Revolution.
The internationally famous carnival of delights in New York was the birthplace of the hot dog and the roller coaster.