battle of Bunker Hill

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Noun1.battle of Bunker Hill - the first important battle of the American War of Independence (1775) which was fought at Breed's Hillbattle of Bunker Hill - the first important battle of the American War of Independence (1775) which was fought at Breed's Hill; the British defeated the colonial forces
American Revolution, American Revolutionary War, American War of Independence, War of American Independence - the revolution of the American Colonies against Great Britain; 1775-1783
Bean Town, Beantown, Boston, capital of Massachusetts, Hub of the Universe - state capital and largest city of Massachusetts; a major center for banking and financial services
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Timely because tomorrow is Bunker Hill Day - the 325th anniversary of the battle.
For the cruise, the ship navigated Boston Harbor, powered by tugs alongside, in honor of Bunker Hill Day.
In 1901 the Boston Americans, looking to attract fans from their rival Boston Nationals, booked two games for June 17, which was Bunker Hill Day, a city holiday.
A bill to eliminate the Evacuation Day and Bunker Hill Day holidays for Suffolk County municipal and state employees and offices was not recommended for adoption by the Judiciary Committee.
A Suffolk County phenomenon, this fake embrace of history begins March 17 - Evacuation Day - and concludes June 17 - Bunker Hill Day.
Boeri selected Bunker Hill Day for his subject, probably because of its special status as a holiday only in Suffolk County, and had Jim Vrabel on air talking about Boston history because of his book, "When in Boston, an Historical Timeline.
At a time when layoffs in the private sector have been occurring by the hundreds of thousands, an effort on Beacon Hill to eliminate Evacuation Day and Bunker Hill Day holidays for state employees failed to pass the Legislature.