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.
In 1934, American polar explorer Richard Byrd became the first to experience winter in Antarctica's interior.
Before he became the first U.S. president, service to the colonies would profoundly change George Washington.
Martha Ballard was a midwife and mother in Maine following the American Revolution.
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's legendary exploits helped create the myth of the American West that still endures today.
A president who rose from a broken childhood to become one of the most successful politicians in modern American history, and one of the most complex and conflicted characters to ever stride across the public stage.
The young CBS reporter changed his pacifist ideals after reporting on the rise of fascism in Europe during World War II.
Richard Sears and Alva Curtis Roebuck brought consumer goods to the hands of every American with their Sears and Roebuck catalogue.
An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.