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 dramatic story of the streamliners is one of remarkable achievements and opportunities lost.
In 1934, American polar explorer Richard Byrd became the first to experience winter in Antarctica's interior.
The U.S. and the Soviet Union race to build the hydrogen bomb during the Cold War, thus beginning the nuclear arms race.
The grave truth behind modern forensics was discovered in 1920s New York.
A gripping tale of medical intervention gone awry, and one of the most barbaric mistakes of modern medicine.
The effort of pioneering researchers to conceive babies through in vitro fertilization.
At the height of segregation, an unlikely alliance between a black medical genius and a white surgeon led to a pioneering medical breakthrough.
"The Wizard of Menlo Park," Inventor Thomas Edison, built the first practical light bulb and revolutionized the world.