Quilting and the intimate clues it yields about the lives of 19th century women.
In 1897, Arctic explorer Robert Peary caused a sensation when he returned from Greenland with five Eskimos.
For 21 years, Chicago mayor Richard J. Daley ruled the city, building the Sears Tower and O'Hare Airport.
Cuba's Communist leader defied the odds, surviving his Soviet benefactors, the wrath of U.S. presidents, two diplomatic crises and assassination attempts.
James Michael Curley and his sophisticated political machine dominated Boston for almost half a century.
Murderer, martyr, hero - John Brown's violent crusade against slavery would divide the nation and spark the Civil War.
A brilliant scientist, Oppenheimer was tasked with the development of the atomic bomb during World War II.
General Douglas MacArthur led American troops in World Wars I and II before being fired by President Harry Truman during the Korean War.
The women's suffrage movement won the right to vote when the 19th Amendment passed in 1920.