The first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, Earhart disappeared in 1937 while she was attempting to circumnavigate the world by airplane.
In 1934, American polar explorer Richard Byrd became the first to experience winter in Antarctica's interior.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
A writer's childhood and the development of her photography and writing about the American South.
An African American minister whose dream of ending racism galvanized millions of Americans in the civil rights movement.
Television game shows became an instant national phenomenon in 1955, but four years later contestant Charles van Doren admitted they were a scam.
Between 1890 and 1920, 12 million people emigrated from Europe arriving in New York Harbor and Ellis Island.
President Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger initiated a secret diplomatic breakthrough with Mao Tse-tung that shocked and changed the world.
The remarkable and tragic life of the third Kennedy son, Robert F. Kennedy.