In 1733, slaves rise up to take St. John's, an island controlled by the Danish and Dutch.
The Roman navy, led by Octavian, defeats the formidable fleet of Mark Antony and Cleopatra.
The lives of Irish farmers during Ireland's potato famine.
Muslim Saracens lay siege to the city of Acre in 1291.
A 19th-century volcanic eruption causes a giant tsunami.
Artifacts help to re-create the life of Roman armies.
Scientists find a mass grave of Napoleon's soldiers in Russia.
An archaeologist attempts to determine whether the medieval Black Death and the bubonic plague were the same disease.
English settlers try to put down roots in 1607 Jamestown, Va.
George Washington uses the harsh winter at Valley Forge, Pa., to turn the tide for America's revolutionary forces.