The first around-the-world air race was sponsored to prove that the airplane had a commercial future. Four pilots took off from Seattle and two returned 175 days later.
The U.S. and the Soviet Union race to build the hydrogen bomb during the Cold War, thus beginning the nuclear arms race.
A gripping tale of medical intervention gone awry, and one of the most barbaric mistakes of modern medicine.
The worst epidemic in American history killed over 600,000 Americans during World War I.
Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.
Postwar New York City and the global economic order told through the story of the World Trade Center.
The historic journey of Apollo 8 captivated the world in 1968 -- a bright spot in a year marked by political assassinations, race riots, and the Vietnam War.
After 18 years of struggles, the Golden Gate Bridge opened on May 27, 1937.
The impact of tuberculosis in America, once the deadliest killer in human history.