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Transfer Day

Last Monday in March
On March 31, 1917, the U.S. government formally purchased the Virgin Islands from Denmark for the sum of $25 million—about $295 an acre. Located about 34 miles east of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands consist of about 50 small islets and cays in addition to the three large islands of St. Thomas, St. John, and St. Croix. The United States purchased them primarily for their strategic importance, and they are still considered a vital key to the defense of the Panama Canal Zone and the Caribbean.
Transfer Day is usually observed with a parade and other public festivities. There was a major celebration in 1967, 50 years after the transfer took place, with events that underscored Danish-American friendship and a reenactment of the original transfer ceremony of 1917. The climax of the year-long semi-centennial celebration came when the governors of all 50 states as well as Guam, Puerto Rico, and American Samoa landed in St. Thomas for the 59th National Governors' Conference. Danish-American Week was observed at the same time.
CONTACTS:
The Library of Congress
101 Independence Ave. S.E.
Washington, D.C. 20540
202-707-5000; fax: 202-707-8366
www.loc.gov
SOURCES:
AmerBkDays-2000, p. 244
AnnivHol-2000, p. 53
Holidays, Festivals, and Celebrations of the World Dictionary, Fourth Edition. © 2010 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
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The first look at the combined resources will be during Thursday's transfer day deadline show, which will be from SSN's London studios.
There was no significant difference in serum progesterone level of women with positive BHCG in comparison with non-pregnant women according to embryo transfer day. As seen in Table 4, A-B grade in 26 cases (16.1%) and grade A in 23 cases (14.3%) were the most prevalent grading of transferred embryos.
Bu and colleagues [24] published a retrospective study on the relationship between endometrial thickness on embryo transfer day and pregnancy outcomes in frozen-thawed embryo transfer cycles.
Our skis, boots and poles were delivered to the chalet before breakfast by a friendly fellow from Ski Mobile rental equipment, saving us from the dreaded drama of the ski shop queues on transfer day.
Of the day's events, Choo reflects: "I suppose it's what the drama of transfer day is about, but we were absolutely delighted to get there in the end.
The 26-year-old Giant-Shimano rider from Germany did not start the 112-kilometre fourth stage from Giovinazzo to Bari in southern Italy following Monday's transfer day from Ireland due to a fever.
There was no significant difference between the PCOS and control group for age, BMI, number of embryos transfers, endometrium thickness on transfer day, implantation rates, and clinical pregnancy rates (P > 0.05).
Texas Trust received top honors in both the Social Media and Retail Merchandising/Branding categories and for its Bank Transfer Day campaign.
Summary: The much-anticipated transfer day deadline kicked off in its ever frantic fashion Friday, with a multitude of players finding new places to call home.
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Recent media attention and social media events like Bank Transfer Day brought even further attention to the great story taking place today for American families with credit unions," McKay said.
Egan Jr., president of the Massachusetts Credit Union League, credits the national Bank Transfer Day movement for the membership growth seen at local credit unions.