Today in World War II History—April 9, 1941
Friday, April 9, 2021 by Sarah Sundin
80 Years Ago—Apr. 9, 1941: Germans take Salonika, Greece.
US signs agreement with Danish ambassador to the US Henrik Kauffmann making Greenland a US protectorate, allowing US to build facilities; the agreement is approved by local officials in Greenland, but denounced by the government in Nazi-occupied Copenhagen.
Battleship USS North Carolina is commissioned, New York Navy Yard, NY, the first US battleship since 1923.