During World War II, more than a thousand women signed up to fly with the U.S. military as WASPS.
In 1934, American polar explorer Richard Byrd became the first to experience winter in Antarctica's interior.
Major Walter Reed's discovery in 1900 that mosquitoes spread yellow fever halted an outbreak and led to the disease's eventual eradication.
A minute-by-minute account, on both sides of the Pacific, leading up to the surprise attack on the U.S. fleet at Pearl Harbor.
The staggering death tolls of the Civil War permanently altered the character of the republic and the psyche of the American people.
A Utah farm boy builds a prototype for a television, but is thwarted by movie studio executives wanting to control the technology.
His stunning triumph at the 1936 Olympic Games captivated the world even as it infuriated the Nazis. Premiering May 1.