In 1936, Walter Reuther fought auto makers to recognize the United Auto Workers. GM and Ford could not stop one of the worst battles of the American labor movement.
A star in baseball's golden age, Joe DiMaggio's celebrity status and tumultuous marriage to Marilyn Monroe brought him pain.
In 1897, Arctic explorer Robert Peary caused a sensation when he returned from Greenland with five Eskimos.
In 1936 Angie Debo uncovered the U.S. government's theft of Native Americans' oil rich lands in Indian Territories of Oklahoma.
Mathematician and paranoid schizophrenic John Nash's work became a foundation of modern economic theory.
The six-part story of a frontiersman farmer and a wealthy Confederate slave-owner's daughter.
The first man to fly across the Atlantic, Charles Lindbergh was unprepared for the attention, particularly after his son was kidnapped.
Creating Miami Beach from a narrow spit of Florida swampland, Carl Fisher made a fortune until a devastating hurricane and the stock market crash of 1929 wiped him out.
Clemente was an exceptional baseball player whose career sheds light on larger issues of immigration, civil rights and cultural change.