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September 11, 2001 : The Events

The People, the stories, the conspiracies and more

What happened on 9/11/2001?

On September 11, 2001, nineteen terrorists who were members of al-Qaeda, an Islamist extremist network, hijacked four commercial airplanes. In a coordinated attack, the hijackers intentionally flew two of the planes into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center, and a third into the Pentagon. Learning about the other hijackings, passengers and crew members on the fourth plane launched a counterattack, spurring the hijacker pilot to crash the plane into a field in Pennsylvania. Nearly 3,000 people were killed on that day, the single largest loss of life resulting from a foreign attack on American soil.

Click here for the full 9/11 Memorial September Attack Timeline.

September 11th


Cover art by Art Spiegelman - September 24, 2001

In Tribute to the Fallen



"We have some Planes"

The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United Sates has published its own detailed timeline on the events of 9/11/2001.



Survivors speak of that day

Listen to Oral Histories and Read Written Recollections from Residents, Responders and other Survivors via the 9/11 Memorial Museum Site