On This Day, Video

Daily Video for June 17 – The Battle of Bunker Hill

TODAY IN HISTORY…

The Battle of Bunker HIll in Boston

On June 17, 1775, with the city of Boston under siege by the British Army, American colonists began establishing fortifications on hills surrounding the city to defend it, and the British did the same to attack it.  Two of these, Breed’s Hill and Bunker Hill were key objectives for both armies.

On this day, intense battles were fought on both hills, and while the American troops retreated from the field, making this a British victory, they inflicted heavy losses on the British army, including many officers — showing this would not be the easy war the British had hoped for.

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Daily Photo (5/29/20) – The Great Escape, 1940

Photo — “The Great Escape, 1940”

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1940. “Cat makes a great escape from the Animal Rescue League of Boston”. 

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Daily Photo (5/6/20) – Uber Boston

Photo — “Uber (over) Boston, 1936”

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“The Hindenburg over Boston Common, 1936.” Today is the 83rd anniversary of the German airship’s explosion at Lakehurst, New Jersey (May 6, 1937). Medium format acetate negative by Leslie Jones. Boston Public Library.

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