The first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, Earhart disappeared in 1937 while she was attempting to circumnavigate the world by airplane.
Legendary bank robber John Dillinger garnered the admiration of many struggling Americans, but FBI took him down with a message: crime doesn't pay.
Silent film actress Mary Pickford played a pivotal role in bringing Hollywood into the center of the motion picture industry.
During World War II, more than a thousand women signed up to fly with the U.S. military as WASPS.
Follow seven former Amish who choose their freedom over their family
In 1897, Arctic explorer Robert Peary caused a sensation when he returned from Greenland with five Eskimos.
America came apart in 1964 and has since been reborn.
An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.
Malcolm X, a man who both terrified and inspired, expressed the anger and struggle of black people for freedom in the 1960s.