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Take part in the tradition on 10 November by reading Order 47 below.
The Marine Corps was formed
on 10 November 1775
by the Second Continental Congress,
with the first Marines enlisting under
Commandant Samuel Nicholas.
But it was not until 1921 that the Corps
began celebrating that historic day
officially as its birthday.