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.
A gripping tale of medical intervention gone awry, and one of the most barbaric mistakes of modern medicine.
The Alaskan Highway stands today as one of the boldest homeland security initiatives ever undertaken.
American prisoners of war in North Vietnam tell of their experiences at the Hanoi Hilton and other notorious prisons.
During the defining months of the offensive against Germany, American forces faced a moral and strategic dilemma.
A look at five real-life "Rosies," the reality of working in defense plants during World War II and then having to give up those jobs for returning GIs.
The internationally famous carnival of delights in New York was the birthplace of the hot dog and the roller coaster.
The unusual life of David Vetter, who lived permanently inside a germ-free environment due to severe combined immunodeficiency.
While the U.N. debated strategies for control of atomic energy, the U.S. Navy was preparing for nuclear tests on Bikini Island.