Major Walter Reed's discovery in 1900 that mosquitoes spread yellow fever halted an outbreak and led to the disease's eventual eradication.
Brothers Wilbur and Orville Wright built a flying machine that made its first flight in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina in 1903.
The story behind the development of the oral contraceptive that put women in control of birth control.
Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.
The remarkable story of mid-19th century ingenuity and perseverance during the laying of the transatlantic telegraph cable between North America and Europe.
The last surviving member of a California Indian tribe became a sensation in 1911.
Though first seen only as an expensive luxury, Alexander Graham Bell's telephone soon transformed American life and became a necessity.
A uniquely impressionistic history of the early years of the Space Race.