Events Videos

Disasters and breakthroughs in the progress of civilization capture our attention and prepare us to understand our world in new ways.

Born on the 12th of February, in 1809, Abraham Lincoln was America's 16th president. For many people, this man with humble beginnings was the greatest...

Being U.S. President, during America's Civil War, required Mr. Lincoln to make difficult strategic decisions.

Twenty-five hundred years ago, ancient Greeks built an arena which still produces stunning, unamplified sound.

About 2,000 African-Americans were among the Allied troops who stormed Normandy's beaches on D-Day.

In a famous exchange at the United Nations, Adlai Stevenson (the American Ambassador) confronts Ambassador Zorin (and his Soviet colleagues) with evid...

On October 25, 1962, Adlai Stevenson confronts Soviet Ambassador Zorin in the United Nations. The US, says Stevenson, is prepared to "wait until hell ...

During the battle of Trafalgar, Admiral Nelson was felled by a single shot and died on his ship.

When a major earthquake happens, aftershocks add to the horror.

Shepard was the first American in space when he blasted off in a Redstone rocket on May 5, 1961.

WARNING: THIS VIDEO CLIP CONTAINS HISTORIC FOOTAGE OF AL CAPONE AND INCLUDES INTERVIEWS (AND COMMENTARY) REGARDING HIS CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES.

One day, in September of 1928, Dr. Alexander Fleming was cleaning-up his lab at St Mary's Hospital Medical School in London, England.  Among the ...

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