Robert E. Lee, the leading Confederate general of the American Civil War, remains a source of fascination and, for some, veneration.
Brothers Wilbur and Orville Wright built a flying machine that made its first flight in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina in 1903.
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 story of a Vietnamese mother, the Amerasian daughter she sent away for adoption, and their reunion 22 years after the Vietnam War.
The story of a farm boy who rose from obscurity to become the most influential American innovator of the 20th century.
The country's oldest beauty contest has become a battleground and a barometer for the position of women in society.
The first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, Earhart disappeared in 1937 during an attempt to circumnavigate the world by airplane.
Before he became the first U.S. president, service to the colonies would profoundly change George Washington.