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A Transfer Day, Quiet, Almost Forgettable in the Face of Coronavirus

Staff Consortium | March 31, 2020

Today marks 103 years since Denmark sold the then-Danish West Indies to The United States of America on March 31, 1917, for $25 million in gold bullion. The sale saw one powerful nation handing rule of a people to another powerful nation. The day is usually marked by commemoration, including parades and speeches by local and U.S. leaders. Sometimes, like during the 2017 Centennial event, Danish representatives attend. But this year, with the coronavirus devastating the world and forcing governments to take stringent measures to stop the disease from spreading, all Transfer Day activities have been called off.  In fact, in the face of the virulent virus, Transfer Day itself was all but forgotten, as local leaders find themselves consumed with waging an all-encompassing battle against the disease. The virus has so far infected 801,400 and killed…

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