The first officially formed regiment of northern black soldiers who fought in the Civil War was formed after President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation and consisted mostly of free men.
In 1960, Francis Gary Powers' U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union.
The stories of ordinary people in the tumultuous years after the Civil War, when America struggled to rebuild the Union.
American comandante William Morgan went to Cuba to help Fidel Castro return the country to a democracy. Instead, four years later, he was executed.
After notorious revolutionary leader Pancho Villa's raid on Columbus, New Mexico, General John Pershing and his 150,000 man cavalry set out to get Villa.
American prisoners of war in North Vietnam tell of their experiences at the Hanoi Hilton and other notorious prisons.
The Alaskan Highway stands today as one of the boldest homeland security initiatives ever undertaken.
His stunning triumph at the 1936 Olympic Games captivated the world even as it infuriated the Nazis. Premiering May 1.
During the defining months of the offensive against Germany, American forces faced a moral and strategic dilemma.