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.
Politics, culture, race relations, and technology in a year of change.
The impact of tuberculosis in America, once the deadliest killer in human history.
Robert E. Lee, the leading Confederate general of the American Civil War, remains a source of fascination and, for some, veneration.
While the U.N. debated strategies for control of atomic energy, the U.S. Navy was preparing for nuclear tests on Bikini Island.
Harry Truman was responsible for finding America's place at the start of the Cold War. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
A personal story of one family's dramatic effort to hold onto their family farm in Iowa as massive foreclosures sweep the nation in the 1990s.
After 18 years of struggles, the Golden Gate Bridge opened on May 27, 1937.
The unusual life of David Vetter, who lived permanently inside a germ-free environment due to severe combined immunodeficiency.