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 Pennsylvania Railroad Company accomplished an enormous engineering feat, but destroyed a great architectural monument.
A brilliant scientist, Oppenheimer was tasked with the development of the atomic bomb during World War II.
The U.S. government's response to the Holocaust was slow and fueled by complex social and political factors.
"The Wizard of Menlo Park," Inventor Thomas Edison, built the first practical light bulb and revolutionized the world.
A revealing portrait of one of America's most paradoxical leaders.
Though first seen only as an expensive luxury, Alexander Graham Bell's telephone soon transformed American life and became a necessity.
The story behind the development of the oral contraceptive that put women in control of birth control.