Great Depression, in United States history, the period between the stock market crash of October 29, 1929, and the outbreak of World War II. During this time, the United States experienced its most severe economic decline. Most other nations were similarly affected.
After Amelia Earhart became the first woman to make a transatlantic flight, she became a national celebrity. Learn about Earhart's accomplishments and find out why her disappearance is still a mystery.
The Fair of the Iron Horse was a huge railroad exhibit that was held in 1927 just outside of Baltimore. It was meant to celebrate the success of the B&O railroad. Learn about the Fair of the Iron Horse.