Today In History: The 9/11 Attacks of 2001

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Today In History: The 9/11 Attacks of 2001

On Sept. 11, 2001, four planes were hijacked and crashed into prominent United States landmarks, most notably the north and south towers at the World Trade Centre in NY.

On that Tuesday in 2001 the extremist group al-Qaida attacked the United States by hijacking four airliners and crashing them.

At 8:46 a.m., a moment of silence will be held at Logan Airport to remember the passengers and crews of American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175 - the two planes that departed Logan, but were hijacked and flown into the Towers. Both buildings collapsed within hours.

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About the same time, another American Airlines Boeing 757 were hijacked and crashes into the Pentagon, America's military headquarters. A fourth airplane suspected to be heading to the White House or the Capitol- crashed into a field in Pennsylvania.

Speaking about the attack, the future USA leader spoke of his "devastation" at the horrific terror attacks while praising the incredible work of emergency services. This year we are facing a renewed threat of nuclear war with North Korea, whose rogue leader keeps launching missiles he claims are capable of reaching the United States and its territories, while also posing a menacing threat to our allies in South Korea and Japan. Do not cut, copy or lift any content from this website without our consent.

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