An English countess creates the basis for computer software.
An unconventional partnership leads to an advance in cardiac surgery.
John Marshall's Supreme Court makes a landmark decision establishing the power of judicial review.
With the fates of North America still uncertain, the French and three Indian tribes raid a British settlement.
Two books may hold clues to murals destroyed in fire five centuries ago.
The Corps of Discovery heads into uncharted territory looking for a mythical passage to the Far East.
A Pueblo uprising threatens an empire in the making in the southwest.
The young naturalist rides with gauchos, battles a tidal wave, and develops a theory of evolution.
Archaeological evidence provides a portrait of the fur-trading Omaha.
Bronze sculptures of Hindu deities transform religious worship in southern India.
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