In September 1959, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev made an unprecedented visit to America, creating a media circus as he traveled from coast to coast.
The grave truth behind modern forensics was discovered in 1920s New York.
American comandante William Morgan went to Cuba to help Fidel Castro return the country to a democracy. Instead, four years later, he was executed.
Martha Ballard was a midwife and mother in Maine following the American Revolution.
The first man to fly across the Atlantic, Charles Lindbergh was unprepared for the attention, particularly after his son was kidnapped.
Today one of the most-recognized figures in American literary history, poet Walt Whitman was denounced by critics in his own time.