Japan: Government declares war on Netherlands East Indies.
USA and Mexico: US-Mexican Joint Defence Commission established.
Yugoslavia: General Simovic resigns as Prime Minister of Yugoslav Government-in-Exile; succeeded by Professor Yovanovic. General Mihailovic, leader of Chetniks (Serbian partisans) appointed Minister of National Defence and C-in-C of all Yugoslav resistance forces.
USA: National War Labor Board established, with wide-ranging powers to settle industrial disputes.