"The Wizard of Menlo Park," Inventor Thomas Edison, built the first practical light bulb and revolutionized the world.
The Alaskan Highway stands today as one of the boldest homeland security initiatives ever undertaken.
The worldwide migration by eager gold-seekers turned California into a land of opportunity and fierce competition.
Brothers Wilbur and Orville Wright built a flying machine that made its first flight in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina in 1903.
A gripping tale of medical intervention gone awry, and one of the most barbaric mistakes of modern medicine.
The internationally famous carnival of delights in New York was the birthplace of the hot dog and the roller coaster.
In 1960, Francis Gary Powers' U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union.
The U.S. and the Soviet Union race to build the hydrogen bomb during the Cold War, thus beginning the nuclear arms race.