Throughout her record-breaking realm as British monarch, the Queen has been saved by security, luck and her own strong will.
The Shoshone Native American translated, foraged and soothed tensions for the intrepid explorers, all while carrying her infant son.
In true Diana style, the gown from her 1981 nuptials to Prince Charles represented both her extreme grandeur and sophisticated simplicity.
Formerly enslaved Douglass was inspired by the white abolitionist’s passion, but they often butted heads, including over the raid at Harpers Ferry.
The politician's life was upended following his election to the U.S. Senate in 1972 when his first wife and baby daughter lost their lives.
The 1960 debate was the first time the public could watch presidential hopefuls battle on television.
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The 8-year-old dreamed of going to the “beautiful school” white children attended and not the Mexican school, which consisted of two wooden shacks filled with second-hand books and faulty desks.
The social studies teacher was chosen from 11,000 applicants to be the first civilian in space aboard 1986's the Challenger, which tragically exploded upon takeoff.
Seven space explorers, including teacher Christa McAuliffe, lost their lives in the 1986 space shuttle tragedy.
Explore the ways that these Hispanic Americans have made their mark on the world.
From Christopher Columbus to Marco Polo, take a look at these celebrated — and controversial — explorers who made groundbreaking discoveries across the globe.
The writer found constant inspiration from his hometown of Hannibal and the people he met along the way.
The physicist received her counterpart's support when her private affairs were exposed to a gossip-hungry public.
What started as a fantasy during his school years turned into a therapeutic writing project for the British author during trying times.
Putting their differences aside, the politicians worked together on the defense team for Levi Weeks, who was accused of murdering Elma Sands in 1799.
The pair's contentious relationship began in the early days of American politics and ended in a duel that took Hamilton's life.
From “Honest Abe” and “Tricky Dick” to the “Great Sphinx," these monikers revealed what the people really thought about these United States leaders.
Known for his brash and raucous rhetoric, the essayist and playwright turned the spotlight on the health crisis affecting gay men in New York City at a time no one wanted to hear about it.
Loveless since the start of their arranged union, the Russian rulers were ultimately torn apart by a coup that brought Catherine to the throne.