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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Opponents said Bunker Hill Day commemorates the important Battle of Bunker Hill while Evacuation Day celebrates a key victory for the colonies as General George Washington and his troops drove the British out of Boston.
Require state employees to work on Evacuation Day and Bunker Hill Day (S 3)
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.
* Boston teams continued separate-admission twin bills for the unique Boston holidays of Bunker Hill Day and Patriots Day, which were last scheduled during the 1949 and 1955 seasons, respectively.
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.