With the clock ticking and the city under fire how many could be saved?
While the U.N. debated strategies for control of atomic energy, the U.S. Navy was preparing for nuclear tests on Bikini Island.
In 1960, Francis Gary Powers' U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union.
A brilliant scientist, Oppenheimer was tasked with the development of the atomic bomb during World War II.
Ten years after American troops arrived in South Vietnam, communists seized Saigon in an attack that brought the war to a startling conclusion.
American comandante William Morgan went to Cuba to help Fidel Castro return the country to a democracy. Instead, four years later, he was executed.
A minute-by-minute account, on both sides of the Pacific, leading up to the surprise attack on the U.S. fleet at Pearl Harbor.
Robert E. Lee, the leading Confederate general of the American Civil War, remains a source of fascination and, for some, veneration.