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.
During the defining months of the offensive against Germany, American forces faced a moral and strategic dilemma.
Major Walter Reed's discovery in 1900 that mosquitoes spread yellow fever halted an outbreak and led to the disease's eventual eradication.
Winner, 2010 Peabody Award --- The 1968 My Lai massacre, its subsequent cover-up, and the soldiers who broke ranks to bring the atrocity to light.
The tale of oil-seeking mavericks whose risk-taking, sweat and dreams changed an American industry.
In 1960, Francis Gary Powers' U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union.
The internationally famous carnival of delights in New York was the birthplace of the hot dog and the roller coaster.
After the Soviet blockade of West Berlin, British and American pilots delivered tons of food and fuel to the German city by airplane for nearly a year.
On June 6, 1944, Allied troops invaded Normandy, fighting to free Europe from Nazi occupation and end World War II.