September 11th Attacks

  • Also Known As: 911

On the morning of September 11, 2001, al Qaeda terrorists hijacked four commercial airliners in a strategically planned attack against the United States. These terrorists intentionally flew two jet airliners into the World Trade Center's Twin Towers in New York City and a third aircraft into the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. A fourth aircraft, United Airlines Flight 93, crashed into an open field in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, killing all passengers, crew members, and terrorists on board. The four aircraft strikes killed nearly 3000 people, the deadliest attack on American soil by a foreign entity. - NPS


Y/M/D Description Place
2001/09/11 Terrorist crash American Airlines Flight 77 into the Pentagon at 9:37 am. Pentagon Office Building Complex, Arlington, VA
2001/09/11 The World Trade Center's South Tower collapses at 9:59 am. World Trade Center - South Tower, New York City
2001/09/11 North Tower collapses at 10:28 am. World Trade Center - North Tower, New York City
2001/09/11 United Flight 93 crashes in Western Pennsylvania at 10:30 am. Flight 93 National Memorial, Pennsylvania
2001/09/12 Lyndon Harris, a priest on the clergy staff at Trinity and St Paul's, arrives at St Paul's Chapel to find the exterior and its churchyard covered in debris. The church was undamaged. St Paul's Chapel, New York City
2001/09/13 Band of the Coldstream Guards' perform "The Star-Spangled Banner" during the Changing of the Queen's Guard at Buckingham Palace in remembrance of the victims of the September 11 attacks in the United States. Buckingham Palace, London
2001/09/15 Volunteers from Seamen's Church Institute arrive with food and other supplies. After working grueling shifts at Ground Zero, rescue and recovery workers find they can rest a few hours at St Paul's. Over the next 3 months, more than 3,000 get a break. St Paul's Chapel, New York City
2001/10/08 George W Bush signs Executive Order 13228, establishing the Office of Homeland Security, which will become the Department of Homeland Security merging 22 federal agencies into a single department whose primary mission is fighting terrorism.
2002/00/00 The Lord Mayor and the city of London give the Bell of Hope St Paul's Chapel and the people of New York in remembrance of the attacks on September 11. St Paul's Chapel, New York City
2003/10/17 I consider Osama bin Laden as one of the people that I admire. To me, he is in the category of Malcolm X, Che Guevara, Patrice Lumumba, Fidel Castro ... I thank Islam for bin Laden."
2010/04/02 Liberty Tower, adorned with terra-cotta gargoyles, birds, alligators and flowers, completes a $5 million restoration, replacing 3,200 terra cotta blocks and 202 sculptures on its facade, damaged by the 2001 collapse of the nearby World Trade Center. Liberty Tower, New York City
2011/09/11 National September 11 Memorial opens National September 11 Memorial and Museum, New York City
2014/06/06 We honor the legacy of Yuri Kochiyama ... who dedicated her life to the pursuit of social justice. - Kiran Ahuja, Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders The White House, Washington, DC

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