Before he became the first U.S. president, service to the colonies would profoundly change George Washington.
A brilliant scientist, Oppenheimer was tasked with the development of the atomic bomb during World War II.
Today one of the most-recognized figures in American literary history, poet Walt Whitman was denounced by critics in his own time.
Joseph Goebbels, the second most powerful man in Nazi Germany, was the mastermind behind Adolf Hitler's success.
The world famous escape artist could escape from everything - except his own mortality.
In 1897, Arctic explorer Robert Peary caused a sensation when he returned from Greenland with five Eskimos.
The first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, Earhart disappeared in 1937 during an attempt to circumnavigate the world by airplane.