This Day in History: Sept. 7

Equifax: Security breach could impact 143 million consumers

Officials say information accessed includes names, credit card numbers and more

On this day, Sept. 7 …

2017: Equifax announces a cybersecurity breach that exposed the personal information of 147 million people.

Also on this day:

  • 1822: Brazil declares its independence from Portugal.
  • 1901: The Boxer Rebellion in China officially ends with the signing of the Peking Protocol (Peace of Beijing).
  • 1940: Nazi Germany begins its initial blitz on London during World War II.  

  • 1979: The Entertainment and Sports Programming Network (ESPN) makes its debut on cable TV.  

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