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National Thriftshop Day

Saturday, August 17, 2013

National Thriftshop Day

Always August 17th

National Thriftshop Day is a day for a real bargain.

"Thriftshops" is an old term for stores that sell items deeply discounted merchandise. It's not always the highest quality, but the price is right. You know these stores better today as discount department stores and dollar stores.

Watch for sales and specials today at Thriftshops in celebration of National Thriftshop Day. If you are a storeowner, create a sale around this special day, and watch your August sales sizzle!

The Origin of National Thriftshop Day:
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day. Without a doubt, a thrift shop somewhere started this special day. It most likely originated when a Thriftstore promoted a summer sale.

This Day in History August 17th

Robert Fulton's North River Steamboat leaves New York, New York, for Albany, New York, on the Hudson River, inaugurating the first commercial steamboat service in the world. (1807)

American Indian Wars: The Dakota War of 1862 begins in Minnesota as Lakota warriors attack white settlements along the Minnesota River. (1862)

American Civil War: Major General J.E.B. Stuart is assigned command of all the cavalry of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia. (1862)

American Civil War: In Charleston, South Carolina, Union batteries and ships bombard Confederate-held Fort Sumter. (1863)

American Civil War: Battle of Gainesville – Confederate forces defeat Union troops near Gainesville, Florida. (1864)

Pike Place Market, a popular tourist destination and registered historic district in Seattle, Washington, opened. (1907)

Fantasmagorie, the first animated cartoon, created by Émile Cohl, is shown in Paris, France. (1908)

Jewish American Leo Frank is lynched for the alleged murder of a 13-year-old girl in Marietta, Georgia, United States. (1915)

A Category 4 hurricane hits Galveston, Texas with winds at 135 miles per hour. (1915)

World War II: U.S. Marines raid the Japanese-held Pacific island of Makin (Butaritari). (1942)

World War II: The U.S. Eighth Air Force suffers the loss of 60 bombers on the Schweinfurt–Regensburg mission. (1943)

World War II: The U.S. Seventh Army under General George S. Patton arrives in Messina, Italy, followed several hours later by the British 8th Army under Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery, thus completing the Allied conquest of Sicily. (1943)

World War II: First Québec Conference of Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and William Lyon Mackenzie King begins. (1943)

World War II: The Royal Air Force begins Operation Hydra, the first air raid of the Operation Crossbow strategic bombing campaign against Germany's V-weapon program. (1943)

Hill 303 massacre: American POWs were massacred by the North Korean Army. (1950)

First meeting of Narcotics Anonymous in Southern California. (1953)

Pioneer 0, America's first attempt at lunar orbit, is launched using the first Thor-Able rocket and fails. Notable as one of the first attempted launches beyond Earth orbit by any country. (1958)

Quake Lake is formed by the magnitude 7.5 1959 Yellowstone earthquake near Hebgen Lake in Montana. (1959)

Kind of Blue by Miles Davis, the much acclaimed and highly influential best selling jazz recording of all time, is released. (1959)

Construction is started on the Berlin Wall. (1961)

East German border guards kill Peter Fechter, 18, as he attempts to cross the Berlin Wall into West Berlin becoming one of the first victims of the wall. (1962)

Venera program: Venera 7 launched. It will later become the first spacecraft to successfully transmit data from the surface of another planet (Venus). (1970)

The Soviet icebreaker Arktika became the first surface ship to reach the North Pole. (1977)

Double Eagle II becomes first balloon to cross the Atlantic Ocean when it lands in Miserey, France near Paris, 137 hours after leaving Presque Isle, Maine. (1978)

The first Compact Discs (CDs) are released to the public in Germany. (1982)

President of Pakistan Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq and U.S. Ambassador Arnold Raphel are killed in a plane crash. (1988)

Lewinsky scandal: US President Bill Clinton admits in taped testimony that he had an "improper physical relationship" with White House intern Monica Lewinsky. On the same day he admits before the nation that he "misled people" about the relationship. (1998)

The first forced evacuation of settlers, as part of Israel's unilateral disengagement plan, starts. (2005)

Over 500 bombs are set off by terrorists at 300 locations in 63 out of the 64 districts of Bangladesh (2005)

American swimmer Michael Phelps becomes the first person to win eight gold medals in one Olympic Games. (2008)
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