Stephen Vail came up with dots and dashes, but Patent Office gave credit to Morse, the better known inventor
'I would rather go there and run the chances of being Shot than Stay here all Summer.'
Soldiers and civilians flocked to see the freakish and fantastic
When his home state was a political borderland, artist's most famous works celebrated frontier democracy
Though most historians call him a crybaby, documents show Washington deliberately withheld needed matériel
Alexander Hamilton's grandson was born to be a great general, but illness intervened
President Truman called for stricter safety codes after dozens leaped to their deaths from 'fireproof'' building
Republic of China Air Force Major “Mike” Hua pulled off a nighttime dead-stick landing in an early U-2
Sixty years after its introduction, Lockheed’s U-2 spyplane continues to serve as America’s eyes in the sky over distant battlefields.
When history travel becomes a reality, visit the small town where the border war got seriously ugly
Only when settlers instituted private property rights did the New World thrive
A few of our favorite locations on the war's most gory single-day battlefield
Surgeons kept temperature, pressure, wind speed, and humidity records—but they didn't know what to do with the data