911 Facts

911 Facts

911 Facts

The New York Times wrote an article about every single 9/11 victim

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Al-Qaeda initially considered targeting nuclear power plants on 9/11 but decided against it, fearing things could “get out of control.

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Along with 1.4 million tons of debris removed, 19,435 body parts were recovered from the WTC after 9/11.

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The World Trade Center’s most famous survivor and president of its support group, Tania Head, was later found to be a fraud: she wasn’t even in NYC on 9/11.

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A month before 9/11, President George W. Bush was handed a memo titled: “Bin Laden Determined To Strike in US” saying it would be by hijacking planes, possibly targeting NYC.

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18 people were rescued alive from the rubble of the WTC after 9/11.

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After 9/11, the Maasai tribe of Kenya gave 14 of their most important cattle to America as aid.

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The 9/11 attacks also destroyed US$100 million in art including work from Pablo Picasso.

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Michael Jackson had a meeting at the WTC on 9/11 but overslept.

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In August 2001, actor James Woods reported 4 suspicious individuals on his flight. Authorities did not act on his claim and they later turned out to be the 9/11 hijackers.

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Family Guy’s creator had a ticket for a 9/11 plane but came 10 minutes late.

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The CIA had a secret office on the 25th floor of 7 World Trade Center, another nearby building that collapsed after the 9/11 attacks.

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The attack on the World Trade Center on 9/11 resulted in the largest loss of life by a foreign attack on American soil.

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In 2002, the comptroller of the City of New York estimated the impact of 9/11 on the city’s wealth to be US$30.5 billion.

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Two F16 pilots went on a suicide mission to stop Flight 93 on 9/11. In the end, the flight’s passengers took the plane down.

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In New York, 6.5 hectares of buildings were directly affected when the Twin Towers collapsed in 9/11.

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In 2006, Russia gifted the U.S. a 9/11 memorial monument, which was erected in Bayonne, NJ.

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An eerie prophecy attributed to Nostradamus regarding the 9/11 attacks was in fact fabricated by a college student in 1997 to show how easily such prophecies can be misused.

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The man who ordered the grounding of all aircraft in the U.S. on 9/11 was on his first day on the job.

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The company that owned the WTC had scheduled a meeting for 9/11/2001 on Tower 1 to discuss what to do in the event of a terrorist attack, but rescheduled the night before because someone couldn’t attend.

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There’s a 9/11 Memorial in Israel constructed of steel from the remains of the WTC.

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In 2002, a 15-year-old boy, inspired by 9/11, stole an airplane and flew it into a skyscraper in Tampa, Florida. He was the only death.

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9/11 was not the first terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. A bombing in February of 1993 killed six people.

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