The Pennsylvania Railroad Company accomplished an enormous engineering feat, but destroyed a great architectural monument.
A gripping tale of medical intervention gone awry, and one of the most barbaric mistakes of modern medicine.
The remarkable story of how a railroad was built connecting California to the East.
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.
Robert Moses fueled some of the most ambitious -- and controversial -- public works projects ever conceived.
Major Walter Reed's discovery in 1900 that mosquitoes spread yellow fever halted an outbreak and led to the disease's eventual eradication.
"The Wizard of Menlo Park," Inventor Thomas Edison, built the first practical light bulb and revolutionized the world.
Politics, culture, race relations, and technology in a year of change.