In the Philippines, Army Rangers liberated 513 prisoners of war three years after the Bataan Death March.
A look at JFK's assassination by Lee Harvey Oswald and the subsequent investigations that lead to a widespread loss of trust in government institutions.
Equipment failure, human error and bad luck led to the country's worst nuclear accident in 1979.
Major Walter Reed's discovery in 1900 that mosquitoes spread yellow fever halted an outbreak and led to the disease's eventual eradication.
In 1960, Francis Gary Powers' U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union.
"The Wizard of Menlo Park," Inventor Thomas Edison, built the first practical light bulb and revolutionized the world.
A nostalgic and humorous look at how old world Chicago lives side by side with the new.
In the summer of 1940, 10,000 children were sent from wartime Britain to the United States.