"U.S. troops go over the side of a Coast Guard manned combat transport to enter the landing barges at Empress Augusta Bay, Bougainville, as the invasion gets under way., 11/1943"
The Bougainville campaign by the Allies to dislodge Japanese forces from the strategically placed island off Papau New Guinea by the Allies began 70 years ago today on November 1, 1943, with an amphibious landing by U.S. Marines and a naval engagement.
6,487 books: $23,950. Rebuilding A National Library? Priceless.
Report from the Joint Committee on the Library of Congress regarding the precise terms of the purchase of Thomas Jefferson’s library, 11/01/1814
After much of the collection was destroyed during the War of 1812, Thomas Jefferson sold the 6,487 volumes of his personal library to rebuild the Library of Congress.