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This Day In History - September 11

2001

On a clear, sunny late summer day in September 2001, Al Qaeda terrorists aboard three hijacked passenger planes carried out coordinated suicide attacks against the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., killing everyone on board the planes and nearly 3,000 people on the ground. A fourth plane crashed into a Pennsylvania field, killing all on board, after passengers and crew attempted to wrest control from the hijackers.

8:46 am

Mohammed Atta and the other hijackers aboard American Airlines Flight 11 crash the plane into floors 93-99 of the North Tower of the World Trade Center, killing everyone on board and hundreds inside the building.

9:03 am

Hijackers crash United Airlines Flight 175 into floors 75-85 of the WTC’s South Tower, killing everyone on board and hundreds inside the building

9:37 am

Hijackers aboard Flight 77 crash the plane into the western façade of the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., killing 59 aboard the plane and 125 military and civilian personnel inside the building.

9:59 am

The South Tower of the World Trade Center collapses.

10:28 am

The World Trade Center’s North Tower collapses, 102 minutes after being struck by Flight 11.

The world hasn’t been the same since.

Never forget 9/11! 

Also,

2012

Terrorists attacked the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

Four Americans were brutally murdered and ten others were injured.

Rest in piece to Ambassador Christopher Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty & Tyrone Woods

(Timeline and 9/11 excerpt by History.com All rights reserved to them)

-Tyler Jackson


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