The trial of Charles Julius Guiteau, who assassinated President James A. Garfield, turned into a public battle over the meaning of insanity.
Marcus Garvey, a black nationalist leader from Jamaica, had great successes and failures before being jailed and deported from the US in 1927.
In 1934, American polar explorer Richard Byrd became the first to experience winter in Antarctica's interior.
James Michael Curley and his sophisticated political machine dominated Boston for almost half a century.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
The U.S. government's response to the Holocaust was slow and fueled by complex social and political factors.
A president who rose from a broken childhood to become one of the most successful politicians in modern American history, and one of the most complex and conflicted characters to ever stride across the public stage.
P.T. Barnum -- huckster, con man, promoter, entertainer and founder of "The Greatest Show on Earth".
George Eastman introduced the Kodak and Brownie camera systems and transformed photography into something anybody could do.