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U.S. Marines play music during a ceremony.

Happy Rebirth-Day to the United States Marine Corps, with Another Cake in November

Happy rebirth-day to the United States Marine Corps! Rebirth-day? Let us explain. The Marine Corps traditionally celebrates its birthday on November 10 each year, recognizing the decision by the Second Continental Congress in 1775 to establish two battalions of Marines. They were known then as the Continental Marines, because the United States was still in […]

Treaty of Paris

JANUARY 14, 1784: THE DAY THE UNITED STATES BECAME A SOVEREIGN NATION

On January 14, 1784, the Continental Congress officially declared the sovereignty of the United States of America by ratifying the Paris Treaty.