After 18 years of struggles, the Golden Gate Bridge opened on May 27, 1937.
Murderer, martyr, hero - John Brown's violent crusade against slavery would divide the nation and spark the Civil War.
The remarkable story of how a railroad was built connecting California to the East.
An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.
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.
Between 1890 and 1920, 12 million people emigrated from Europe arriving in New York Harbor and Ellis Island.
Silent film actress Mary Pickford played a pivotal role in bringing Hollywood into the center of the motion picture industry.
General Douglas MacArthur led American troops in World Wars I and II before being fired by President Harry Truman during the Korean War.