Tech Effect

Tech Effect

2004, History, Other
Controversial and historical events from the past 150 years.

Episode Guide

  • Tech Effect - Pennsylvania Mining Disaster (Episode 13)
    Episode 13:

    Pennsylvania Mining Disaster

    Miners become trapped underground and struggle to stay alive against a rushing river and rising waterline.

  • Tech Effect - Waco (Episode 12)
    Episode 12:


    The FBI's 51-day standoff with the Branch Davidian cult ends in a gruesome fire.

  • Tech Effect - Hollywood Bank Shootout (Episode 11)
    Episode 11:

    Hollywood Bank Shootout

    Heavily armed bank-robbers turn North Hollywood streets into a vicious battleground.

  • Tech Effect - Chicago Fire (Episode 10)
    Episode 10:

    Chicago Fire

    A cow knocks over a lantern, sending 1871 Chicago into flames.

  • Tech Effect - Transcontinental Railroad (Episode 9)
    Episode 9:

    Transcontinental Railroad

    At Promontory Point, Utah, the setting of a golden spike marks the juncture of two railroad lines spanning the United States for the first time on May 10, 1869.

  • Tech Effect - Flight 103 (Episode 8)
    Episode 8:

    Flight 103

    Terrorists down a passenger jet over Lockerbie, Scotland.

  • Tech Effect - St. Valentine's Day Massacre (Episode 7)
    Episode 7:

    St. Valentine's Day Massacre

    On Valentine's Day, 1929, Al Capone's thugs murder seven members of a rival gang.

  • Tech Effect - Pearl Harbor (Episode 6)
    Episode 6:

    Pearl Harbor

    The Japanese use specialized technology to make their surprise attack on the U.S. fleet stationed at Pearl Harbor.

  • Tech Effect - The Downing of Gary Powers (Episode 5)
    Episode 5:

    The Downing of Gary Powers

    A U-2 spy plane incident fuels a Cold War crisis and escalates an arms race.

  • Tech Effect - The Hindenburg (Episode 4)
    Episode 4:

    The Hindenburg

    The Hindenburg airship explosion is the first disaster in history to be recorded on audio and film.

  • Tech Effect - Washington Crossing the Delaware (Episode 3)
    Episode 3:

    Washington Crossing the Delaware

    Gen. George Washington leads his troops across the treacherous Delaware River.

  • Tech Effect - Hiroshima (Episode 2)
    Episode 2:


    The dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima caps three years of research and innovation.

  • Tech Effect - Apollo 11 (Episode 1)
    Episode 1:

    Apollo 11

    A range of technological advances make the Apollo 11 moon landing successful.