In 1957 the Soviet Union beat the United States by launching the first satellite. A uniquely impressionistic history of the early years of the Space Race.
The story behind the development of the oral contraceptive that put women in control of birth control.
"The Wizard of Menlo Park," Inventor Thomas Edison, built the first practical light bulb and revolutionized the world.
After 18 years of struggles, the Golden Gate Bridge opened on May 27, 1937.
During the Great Depression, Americans built the Hoover Dam, one of the greatest engineering works in history.
The U.S. and the Soviet Union race to build the hydrogen bomb during the Cold War, thus beginning the nuclear arms race.
The first around-the-world air race was sponsored to prove that the airplane had a commercial future.
The international race to develop biological weapons during the 20th century.
While the U.N. debated strategies for control of atomic energy, the U.S. Navy was preparing for nuclear tests on Bikini Island.