The trial of Charles Julius Guiteau, who assassinated President James A. Garfield, turned into a public battle over the meaning of insanity.
Brothers Wilbur and Orville Wright built a flying machine that made its first flight in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina in 1903.
This 11-hour series analyzes the costs and consequences of the war that changed a generation and continues to color American thinking today.
Forever enshrined in myth by an assassin's bullet, Kennedy's presidency long defied objective appraisal. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
Before he became the first U.S. president, service to the colonies would profoundly change George Washington.
Mathematician and paranoid schizophrenic John Nash's work became a foundation of modern economic theory.
James Michael Curley and his sophisticated political machine dominated Boston for almost half a century.