Equipment failure, human error and bad luck led to the country's worst nuclear accident in 1979.
When two passenger ships collide off Nantucket in 1909, 1,500 people rely on 26-year-old Jack Binns to operate a new technology - wireless telegraphy - to save them all.
In 1934, American polar explorer Richard Byrd became the first to experience winter in Antarctica's interior.
The story behind the development of the oral contraceptive that put women in control of birth control.
The story of a Vietnamese mother, the Amerasian daughter she sent away for adoption, and their reunion 22 years after the Vietnam War.
A brilliant scientist, Oppenheimer was tasked with the development of the atomic bomb during World War II.
Robert Moses fueled some of the most ambitious -- and controversial -- public works projects ever conceived.