Today people across the United States Virgin Islands will celebrate the 92nd anniversary of the transfer of the Virgin Islands from Denmark to the United States.Ã‚Â Each year, March 31st is recognized as Transfer Day. It marks the day in 1917 when the Danish West Indies were formally ceded to the United States and officially became the US Virgin Islands. They were bought for $25 million and were purchased as a strategic base in the Caribbean for the US Navy.
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