Richard Sears and Alva Curtis Roebuck brought consumer goods to the hands of every American with their Sears and Roebuck catalogue.
In 1897, Arctic explorer Robert Peary caused a sensation when he returned from Greenland with five Eskimos.
Brothers Wilbur and Orville Wright built a flying machine that made its first flight in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina in 1903.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
A look at the poor Scottish emigrant boy who built a fortune in telegraphy, railroads and steel, and then began systematically to give it all away.
Engineer James Eads tamed the mighty Mississippi, turning New Orleans into the second largest port in the nation.
Author, soldier, scientist, outdoorsman and caring father, he was the youngest man to become president. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
The remarkable and tragic life of the third Kennedy son, Robert F. Kennedy.
In 1934, American polar explorer Richard Byrd became the first to experience winter in Antarctica's interior.