The country's oldest beauty contest has become a battleground and a barometer for the position of women in society.
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's legendary exploits helped create the myth of the American West that still endures today.
A man who symbolized African American equality fought a proponent of Hitler's Aryan racial theories on the eve of World War II.
Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.
The shocking story of Richard Leopold and Nathan Loeb, two wealthy college students who murdered a 14-year-old boy in 1924.
Intrepid journalist Nelly Bly went on a journey around the world breaking the record of Julius Verne's fictional character.
Newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst fought to suppress a film by Orson Welles, a film that would become one of cinema's masterpieces.