Clemente was an exceptional baseball player whose career sheds light on larger issues of immigration, civil rights and cultural change.
A man who symbolized African American equality fought a proponent of Hitler's Aryan racial theories on the eve of World War II.
The American effort to relieve starvation in Soviet Russia in 1921 during the worst natural disaster in Europe in 500 years.
Their intense faith and strict adherence to 300-year-old traditions have by turn captivated and repelled, awed and irritated, inspired and confused America.
The thrilling true story of the American Olympic rowing team that triumphed against all odds in Nazi Germany in 1936.
A new religion called spiritualism affected the nation in the era of Abraham Lincoln, P. T. Barnum and Frederick Douglass.
In 1978 over 900 people led by Rev. Jim Jones died in the largest mass murder-suicide in history, at Jonestown, Guyana.
Television game shows became an instant national phenomenon in 1955, but four years later contestant Charles van Doren admitted they were a scam.