Between 1890 and 1920, 12 million people emigrated from Europe arriving in New York Harbor and Ellis Island.
John Philip Sousa was America's favorite bandmaster.
The staggering death tolls of the Civil War permanently altered the character of the republic and the psyche of the American people.
In 1978 over 900 people led by Rev. Jim Jones died in the largest mass murder-suicide in history, at Jonestown, Guyana.
in 1931, Grace Hubbard Fortescue received a one-hour sentence for murdering a local Hawaiian accused of raping her daughter.
A look at five real-life "Rosies," the reality of working in defense plants during World War II and then having to give up those jobs for returning GIs.
Politics, culture, race relations, and technology in a year of change.