While the U.N. debated strategies for control of atomic energy, the U.S. Navy was preparing for nuclear tests on Bikini Island, forcing residents to move away for more than 40 years.
In the Philippines, Army Rangers liberated 513 prisoners of war three years after the Bataan Death March.
After 18 years of struggles, the Golden Gate Bridge opened on May 27, 1937.
Robert E. Lee, the leading Confederate general of the American Civil War, remains a source of fascination and, for some, veneration.
The unusual life of David Vetter, who lived permanently inside a germ-free environment due to severe combined immunodeficiency.
In 1960, Francis Gary Powers' U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union.
The story of a Vietnamese mother, the Amerasian daughter she sent away for adoption, and their reunion 22 years after the Vietnam War.
The tale of oil-seeking mavericks whose risk-taking, sweat and dreams changed an American industry.
The most daring and innovative accomplishment at the turn of the 20th century.