In 1960, Francis Gary Powers' U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union. The plane had provided a high-tech peek behind the Iron Curtain during the Cold War.
The Alaskan Highway stands today as one of the boldest homeland security initiatives ever undertaken.
While the U.N. debated strategies for control of atomic energy, the U.S. Navy was preparing for nuclear tests on Bikini Island.
A uniquely impressionistic history of the early years of the Space Race.
The Pennsylvania Railroad Company accomplished an enormous engineering feat, but destroyed a great architectural monument.
In the Philippines, Army Rangers liberated 513 prisoners of war three years after the Bataan Death March.
The internationally famous carnival of delights in New York was the birthplace of the hot dog and the roller coaster.
They were the first to brave the unknown.
Equipment failure, human error and bad luck led to the country's worst nuclear accident in 1979.