Extraordinary stories of everyday people whose life somehow changed the course of history.
The secret hospital lead by a young woman who defied the Nazis
The diary of Zhenya Rudneva, head navigator of the 46th Guards Night Bomber Regiment of the Soviet Air Forces.
In 1951, a young woman from Baltimore died of cancer. Her death would change medical science forever.
How a former slave became the world’s first self-described “drag queen”.
His name was Popov. Dusko Popov.
During WW2, the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands turned three teenage girls into fierce resistance fighters.
In 1983, Soviet officer Stanislav Petrov had thirty minutes to decide the fate of humanity.
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.