Frances Cleveland is made the nation's youngest first lady, following Woodrow Wilson's stroke his wife Edith runs the country, and numerous historical items are saved by Dolley Madison.
Baron von Steuben helps train the Continental Army during the American Revolution; John Adams and Thomas Jefferson campaign for president; Benedict Arnold switches sides to fight against George Washington's army.
James Cook parties with the locals after "discovering" Hawaii, Japanese-American Daniel Inouye serves with honor during WWII, and the world of surfing is changed by Eddie Aikau. Guest starring Ken Marino, Jason Mantzoukas and Steven Yeun.moreless
Orson Welles' "Citizen Kane" angers publisher William Randolph Hearst; animator Ub Iwerks helps Walt Disney create Mickey Mouse; Nancy Reagan urges her husband to get into politics.
Charles Sumber is caned while on the Senate floor, the end of segregation is helped by Judge J. Waties Waring, and a Confederate warship is commandeered by a slave named Robert Smalls. Guest starring Patton Oswalt, Johnny Knoxville, Busy Phillips and Brandon T. Jackson.moreless
Abraham Lincoln tries to stay alive on the way to his inauguration; Francis Scott Key pens "The Star-Spangled Banner"; Edgar Allan Poe clashes with Rufus Griswold.
Disc jockey Alan Freed plays rock and roll for the first time; Kris Kristofferson gets his big break with some help from Johnny Cash; music producer Sylvia Robinson assembles the Sugarhill Gang.
American boxer Joe Louis faces off against German boxer Max Schmeling, Claudette Colvin sits down for civil rights when she refuses to give up her seat on the bus, and Percy Julian knocks down racial barriers in the field of science.moreless
Hold-outs fight to the bitter end at the Alamo, Billy the Kid goes on the run from lawman Pat Garrett, and Teddy Roosevelt rounds up the Rough Riders and goes to war. Guest starring Jake Johnson, Chris Parnell, Andy Daly and more.moreless
Lewis and Clark explore the dangerous west, evolution is questioned in the controversial "trial of the century," and Dolly Parton has to leave the man who made her famous. Guest starring Tony Hale, Aubrey Plaza, Jack McBrayer and more.moreless
Ralph Nader goes to war with General Motors, Houdini, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle go from best friends to bitter rivals. The Kellogg Brothers invent cereal, but battle each other. Guest starring Owen Wilson, Alfred Molina, Jason Schwartzman, and more.moreless
Patty Hearst gets kidnapped and brainwashed. Mark Twain flees the city in fear and finds his unlikely first hit story. Guest starring Kristen Wiig, Terry Crews, Lisa Bonet, and more.
John Pemberton invents Coca-Cola from wine and cocaine, the FBI tries to take down Martin Luther King Jr., and Stetson Kennedy infiltrates the Ku Klux Klan. Guest starring Bill Hader, Simon Helberg, Kevin Nealon and more.moreless
Al Capone gets destroyed by an unlikely enemy, prairie lawyer Abraham Lincoln gets a huge break, and the police go to war with protestors during the Haymarket Riot. Guest starring Ike Barinholtz, Joe Lo Truglio, Matt Besser.moreless
Woodward and Bernstein blow open the Watergate scandal, actors/brothers Edwin and John Wilkes Booth engage in a tragic feud, and Elvis crashes the White House to meet Nixon. Guest starring Jack Black, Dave Grohl, Bob Odenkirk.moreless