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.
The dramatic story of the streamliners is one of remarkable achievements and opportunities lost.
In 1960, Francis Gary Powers' U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union.
On June 6, 1944, Allied troops invaded Normandy, fighting to free Europe from Nazi occupation and end World War II.
The Alaskan Highway stands today as one of the boldest homeland security initiatives ever undertaken.
Harry Truman was responsible for finding America's place at the start of the Cold War. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
Begun during the Civil War, the transcontinental railroad employed 20,000 men, mostly immigrants, who built the iron road with their bare hands.
At the height of segregation, an unlikely alliance between a black medical genius and a white surgeon led to a pioneering medical breakthrough.
The story of the polio crusade pays tribute to a time when Americans banded together to conquer a terrible disease.