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Monday, November 10, 2008
10 November 1775
Happy Birthday USMC
Today is the 233 birthday of the United States Marine Corps. The Marine Corps was founded on 10 November 1775 when the Second Continental Congress ordered that two battalions of Marines be raised. Thirty-one-year-old Samuel Nicholas was commissioned to the grade of captain and began recruiting in the suitably appropriate location of Tun Tavern in Philadelphia.