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|375||Enraged by the insolence of barbarian envoys, Valentinian, the Emperor of the West, dies of apoplexy in Pannonia in Central Europe.|
|1558||Queen Elizabeth ascends to the throne of England.|
|1558||The Church of England is re-established.|
|1636||Henrique Dias, Brazilian general, wins a decisive battle against the Dutch in Brazil.|
|1796||Napoleon Bonaparte defeats an Italian army near the Alpine River, Italy.|
|1800||The Sixth Congress (2nd session) convenes for the first time in Washington, D.C.|
|1842||A grim abolitionist meeting is held in Marlboro Chapel, Boston, after the imprisonment of a mulatto named George Latimer, one of the first fugitive slaves to be apprehended in Massachusetts.|
|1862||Union General Ambrose Burnside marches north out of Washington, D.C., to begin the Fredericksburg campaign.|
|1869||The Suez Canal is formally opened.|
|1877||Russia launches a surprise night attack that overruns Turkish forces at Kars, Armenia.|
|1885||The Serbian Army, with Russian support, invades Bulgaria.|
|1903||Vladimir Lenin’s efforts to impose his own radical views on the Russian Social Democratic Labor Party splits the party into two factions, the Bolsheviks, who support Lenin, and the Mensheviks.|
|1913||The first ship sails through the Panama Canal, which connects the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.|
|1918||Influenza deaths reported in the United States have far exceeded World War I casualties.|
|1918||German troops evacuate Brussels.|
|1931||Charles Lindbergh inaugurates Pan Am service from Cuba to South America in the Sikorsky flying boat American Clipper.|
|1941||German Luftwaffe general and World War I fighter-ace Ernst Udet commits suicide. The Nazi government tells the public that he died in a flying accident.|
|1951||Britain reports development of the world’s first nuclear-powered heating system.|
|1965||The NVA ambushes American troops of the 7th Cavalry at Landing Zone Albany in the Ia Drang Valley, almost wiping them out.|
|1967||The American Surveyor 6 makes a six-second flight on the moon, the first lift-off on the lunar surface.|
|1970||The Soviet unmanned Luna 17 touches down on the moon.|
|1980||WHHM Television in Washington, D.C., becomes the first African-American public-broadcasting television station.|
|1986||Renault President Georges Besse is shot to death by leftists of the Direct Action Group in Paris.|
|1989||A student demonstration in Prague is put down by riot police, leading to an uprising (the Velvet Revolution) that will topple the communist government on Dec. 29.|
|1993||The US House of Representatives passes a resolution to establish the North American Free Trade Agreement.|
|1993||Gen. Sani Abacha leads a military coup in Nigeria that overthrows the government of Ernest Shonekan.|
|2000||Controversial President of Peru Alberto Fujimori is removed from office.|
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Some of the information in the little-known database, created through an Equifax-owned company called The Work Number, is sold to debt collectors, financial service companies and other entities...
But salary information is also for sale by Equifax through The Work Number. Its database is so detailed that it contains week-by-week paystub information dating back years for many individuals, as well as other kinds of human resources-related information, such as health care provider, whether someone has dental insurance and if they’ve ever filed an unemployment claim...
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"But it's not in the interest of lenders to stop sharing information with the credit rating agencies, Horn said. It could hurt the accuracy of the credit reports they buy back."