Morning Minutes: Sept. 11
Word of the Day
Terrorism (noun) The systematic use of terror, especially as a means of coercion - www.merriam-webster.com
Website of the Day
Today is the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. On this special website, you’ll find photo galleries, history information, links to other 9/11 websites and more.
Number to Know
8:46 a.m. EDT: Time that the first hijacked plane hit the World Trade Center (the North Tower). The second plane hit the South Tower at 9:03 a.m., the third plane hit the Pentagon at 9:37 a.m., and the fourth plane crashed in Shanksville, Pa., at 10:03 a.m.
This Day in History
Sept. 11, 2001: The September 11 attacks: Airplane hijackings result in the collapse of the World Trade Center in New York City, destruction of the western portion of the Pentagon in Arlington, Va., and a passenger airliner crash in Shanksville, Pa.
“All of a sudden there were people screaming. I saw people jumping out of the building. Their arms were flailing. I stopped taking pictures and started crying." - Michael Walters, a freelance photo journalist in Manhattan