Brothers Wilbur and Orville Wright built a flying machine that made its first flight in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina in 1903.
George Eastman introduced the Kodak and Brownie camera systems and transformed photography into something anybody could do.
When two passenger ships collide off Nantucket in 1909, 1,500 people rely on 26-year-old Jack Binns to operate a new technology - wireless telegraphy - to save them all.
Engineered by William Barclay Parsons, the 21-mile, four-track route of the New York City Subway was the largest public works project in history.
A gripping tale of medical intervention gone awry, and one of the most barbaric mistakes of modern medicine.
During World War II, more than a thousand women signed up to fly with the U.S. military as WASPS.
Politics, culture, race relations, and technology in a year of change.
Begun during the Civil War, the transcontinental railroad employed 20,000 men, mostly immigrants, who built the iron road with their bare hands.