A brilliant scientist, Oppenheimer was tasked with the development of the atomic bomb during World War II.
Brothers Wilbur and Orville Wright built a flying machine that made its first flight in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina in 1903.
The story of Native peoples’ valiant resistance to expulsion from their lands and the extinction of their culture.
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.
The ultimate frontiersman, Carson inspired popular novels before being associated with the "Long Walk" of the Navajo people.
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.
In 1934, American polar explorer Richard Byrd became the first to experience winter in Antarctica's interior.
The impact of tuberculosis in America, once the deadliest killer in human history.