Politics, culture, race relations, and technology in a year of change.
"The Wizard of Menlo Park," Inventor Thomas Edison, built the first practical light bulb and revolutionized the world.
Postwar New York City and the global economic order told through the story of the World Trade Center.
In 1960, Francis Gary Powers' U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union.
Though first seen only as an expensive luxury, Alexander Graham Bell's telephone soon transformed American life and became a necessity.
The worst epidemic in American history killed over 600,000 Americans during World War I.
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.
A brilliant scientist, Oppenheimer was tasked with the development of the atomic bomb during World War II.