Miners become trapped underground and struggle to stay alive against a rushing river and rising waterline.
The FBI's 51-day standoff with the Branch Davidian cult ends in a gruesome fire.
Heavily armed bank-robbers turn North Hollywood streets into a vicious battleground.
A cow knocks over a lantern, sending 1871 Chicago into flames.
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.
Terrorists down a passenger jet over Lockerbie, Scotland.
On Valentine's Day, 1929, Al Capone's thugs murder seven members of a rival gang.
The Japanese use specialized technology to make their surprise attack on the U.S. fleet stationed at Pearl Harbor.
A U-2 spy plane incident fuels a Cold War crisis and escalates an arms race.
The Hindenburg airship explosion is the first disaster in history to be recorded on audio and film.
Gen. George Washington leads his troops across the treacherous Delaware River.
The dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima caps three years of research and innovation.
A range of technological advances make the Apollo 11 moon landing successful.