The historic journey of Apollo 8 captivated the world in 1968 -- a bright spot in a year marked by political assassinations, race riots, and the Vietnam War.
In 1934, American polar explorer Richard Byrd became the first to experience winter in Antarctica's interior.
The evolution of rhythm and blues through the careers of singers Ruth Brown and Charles Brown, with contemporary performances by both.
The Alaskan Highway stands today as one of the boldest homeland security initiatives ever undertaken.
John Scopes' free speech trial pitted science against religion after the teacher presented Charles Darwin's theory of evolution in a Tennessee school.
In September 1959, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev made an unprecedented visit to America, creating a media circus as he traveled from coast to coast.
Equipment failure, human error and bad luck led to the country's worst nuclear accident in 1979.