Blizzard of 1888
Clip: Season 30 | 1m 8s
In 1888, the east coast experienced one of the worst blizzards in American history. It dumped four feet of snow and left hundreds dead. But it also helped inspire one of the greatest infrastructure projects in American history — the nation’s first subway.
Aired: 01/05/18 |
Letter from a father
Clip: S30 | 2m 6s
Harry Houdini's Impulse to Escape
Clip: S30 | 1m 38s
Thomas Hunt Morgan
Clip: S30 | 1m 19s
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The Chinese Six Companies
On May 28, 1900, San Francisco policemen formed a perimeter around Chinatown as officials diagnosed bubonic plague in the neighborhood and wanted to quarantine the nearly 20,000 residents. As tensions flared, an influential group of merchants known as the Chinese Six Companies sprang into action.Watch
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