A nostalgic and humorous look at how old world Chicago lives side by side with the new.
Engineer James Eads tamed the mighty Mississippi, turning New Orleans into the second largest port in the nation.
The women's suffrage movement won the right to vote when the 19th Amendment passed in 1920.
Intrepid journalist Nelly Bly went on a journey around the world breaking the record of Julius Verne's fictional character.
An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.
Martha Ballard was a midwife and mother in Maine following the American Revolution.
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's legendary exploits helped create the myth of the American West that still endures today.
In 1934, American polar explorer Richard Byrd became the first to experience winter in Antarctica's interior.
The founding father laid the groundwork for the nation's modern economy, including the banking system and Wall Street.