Intrepid journalist Nelly Bly went on a journey around the world breaking the record of Julius Verne's fictional character.
It was the deadliest workplace accident in New York City’s history.
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's legendary exploits helped create the myth of the American West that still endures today.
While the U.N. debated strategies for control of atomic energy, the U.S. Navy was preparing for nuclear tests on Bikini Island.
The story of Chicago's dramatic transformation from a swampy frontier town to a massive metropolis in the nineteenth century.
Of all the alphabet agencies of the New Deal, none captured the public's imagination like J. Edgar Hoover's FBI.
Between 1854 and 1929 more than 100,000 abused or orphaned children were sent by train to the Midwest to begin new lives in foster families.
A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.