Politics, culture, race relations, and technology in a year of change.
A brilliant scientist, Oppenheimer was tasked with the development of the atomic bomb during World War II.
In 1960, Francis Gary Powers' U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union.
"The Wizard of Menlo Park," Inventor Thomas Edison, built the first practical light bulb and revolutionized the world.
The first around-the-world air race was sponsored to prove that the airplane had a commercial future.
The most daring and innovative accomplishment at the turn of the 20th century.
During the Great Depression, Americans built the Hoover Dam, one of the greatest engineering works in history.