Intrepid journalist Nelly Bly went on a journey around the world breaking the record of Julius Verne's fictional character.
The first man to fly across the Atlantic, Charles Lindbergh was unprepared for the attention, particularly after his son was kidnapped.
In the decade after the Civil War, former slaves sing their way into a nation's heart with spirituals, the religious anthems of slavery.
For the first time on television, God in America will explore the historical role of religion in the public life of the United States.
The internationally famous carnival of delights in New York was the birthplace of the hot dog and the roller coaster.
As the star attraction of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, Annie Oakley thrilled audiences around the world with her shooting feats. Part of the Wild West collection.
Equipment failure, human error and bad luck led to the country's worst nuclear accident in 1979.
Of all the alphabet agencies of the New Deal, none captured the public's imagination like J. Edgar Hoover's FBI.