TODAY IN HISTORY

2015  Today in history: Hackers steal personal data on up to 80 million customers of health insurance provider Anthem, Inc.; though free credit monitoring is being offered to victims, such monitoring won’t detect or prevent medical identity theft
2014 U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew urges Congress to increase the debt ceiling because the U.S government debt is expected to hit $17.2 trillion soon
2014 Google and Microsoft report that the National Security Agency ordered them to provide information on 10,000 accounts over a six-month period in 2012 and 2013, and Yahoo reported they complied with government request for information on more than 40,000 accounts
2013 At a University of Leicester media conference, it is announced that during a 2012 archeological dig in Leicester, the skeleton they unearthed is confirmed to be the remains of King Richard III of England
2013 Officials at the Kremlin announce that the 2014 G8 summit will be held at Sochi, its southern Black Sea resort
2012 Iran initiates new military exercises as tensions rise over the country’s nuclear program
2012 Florence Green, the last known veteran from World War I, dies in the United Kingdom at the age of 110
2011 Supreme Leader of Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, commented that the 2011 Egyptian protests and Tunisian uprising are a result of ‘Islamic awareness’
2011 According to the Catholic Church on the island, Cuba plans free to two more dissidents
2010 Yahoo! sells HotJobs to Monster.com for a reported $225 million
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