The first man to fly across the Atlantic, Charles Lindbergh was unprepared for the attention, particularly after his son was kidnapped.
Originally settled as a mail stop, Las Vegas changed from an Old West vacation town, to a mafia haven, to the "Atomic City" and "Sin City."
In September 1959, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev made an unprecedented visit to America, creating a media circus as he traveled from coast to coast.
In 1967, thousands of hippies flocked to San Francisco's Haight Ashbury district.
Meet the Wizard of Odd. Robert Ripley was a new media star and the most popular man in America.
The story of a farm boy who rose from obscurity to become the most influential American innovator of the 20th century.
The grave truth behind modern forensics was discovered in 1920s New York.
Silent film actress Mary Pickford played a pivotal role in bringing Hollywood into the center of the motion picture industry.