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Today in World War II History—April 3, 1941

Foreign Ministers Aleksandar Cincar-Marković of Yugoslavia and László Bárdossy of Hungary signing the Treaty of Eternal Friendship between Yugoslavia and Hungary; Hungarian Prime Minister Pál Teleki (with glasses) is on the left, Budapest, 14 March 1941 (public domain via Wikipedia)

Foreign Ministers Aleksandar Cincar-Marković of Yugoslavia and László Bárdossy of Hungary signing the Treaty of Eternal Friendship between Yugoslavia and Hungary; Hungarian Prime Minister Pál Teleki (with glasses) is on the left, Budapest, 14 March 1941 (public domain via Wikipedia)

80 Years Ago—Apr. 3, 1941: Hungarian Prime Minister Pál Teleki commits suicide because of his government’s decision to allow German troops to cross Hungarian territory and invade Yugoslavia, violating their treaty of friendship.

In Iraq, former prime minister Rashid Ali al-Gaylani overthrows Regent Abdul Illah and forms a pro-Axis government.

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