Extraordinary stories of everyday people whose life somehow changed the course of history.
Witold Pilecki volunteered to spy within Auschwitz and tried to warn the world of the horrors he found.
Ancient Judean palm tree, a symbol of life and prosperity in biblical times, is resurrected after 2,000 years.
During WW2, the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands turned three teenage girls into fierce resistance fighters.
The wealth of Mansa Musa is believed to have been greater than all modern billionaires.
In 1951, a young woman from Baltimore died of cancer. Her death would change medical science forever.
How a self-taught DNA expert helps the police crack decades-old criminal cases - from the comfort of her home.
BEST OF 2020: His name was Popov. Dusko Popov.
The diary of Zhenya Rudneva, head navigator of the 46th Guards Night Bomber Regiment of the Soviet Air Forces.
In 1983, Soviet officer Stanislav Petrov had thirty minutes to decide the fate of humanity.
The secret hospital lead by a young woman who defied the Nazis
How a former slave became the world’s first self-described “drag queen”.
Sirimavo Bandaranaike was elected the modern world's first female head of government in 1960.
For decades, the iconic portrait of a priest murdered in the Spanish Civil War hid an unexpected secret.
BEST OF 2019: Anne Bonny was one of the few women pirates in the 18th Century.
An international crime investigation puts the ancient Italian city of Matera on the world stage.
Fifty years ago, the Altamont festival became famous for all the wrong reasons.