With data compiled from tens of thousands of sex questionnaires, Alfred Kinsey changed America's views about sex with the Kinsey Reports.
Brothers Wilbur and Orville Wright built a flying machine that made its first flight in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina in 1903.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
Today one of the most-recognized figures in American literary history, poet Walt Whitman was denounced by critics in his own time.
The first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, Earhart disappeared in 1937 during an attempt to circumnavigate the world by airplane.
The women's suffrage movement won the right to vote when the 19th Amendment passed in 1920.
The life of the legendary photographer, known best for his black and white images of the wilderness of the American West.
The world famous escape artist could escape from everything - except his own mortality.