The month of September will forever be associated with an event that not only rocked the United States, but can also be safely touted to have reshaped the political future of the entire world. Whether the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center was an inside job or a plot of Bin Laden’s is another matter, but the loss of life in the towers is a sorrow tale everyone can sympathize with. This September, PostsHive remembers the happenings of September 11, 2001 with these intriguing facts:
On 9th September 2001, a total of almost 3000 people died during the plane crashes in the twin towers, the crash in the Pentagon and the crash in Pennsylvania.
Only 18 people were rescued alive from the rubble around the World Trade Center.
Before the attack, Intelligence reports handed to George W. Bush indicated that Bin Laden was going to attack on American soil. The reports mentioned that there would be hijacking of planes, with New York City a potential target.
The attacks resulted in loss of art works and paintings by the likes of Pablo Picasso, worth over a $100 Million!
The King of Pop, Michael Jackson, is said to have been scheduled to have a meeting at the twin towers on the eve of September 9. To his sheer fortune, he is said to have overslept that day and missed the meeting.
Family Guy’s creator, Seth McFarlane, was due to fly to Los Angeles on Flight 11, but misinformation from a travel agent led to him arriving 15 minutes after booking was closed. An hour later, that plane crashed into the WTC!
Mark Wahlberg was also supposed to be on Flight 11 with a few of his friends, but a sudden change in plan led to them going to attend a film festival in Canada instead. He says he’s had over 50 dreams depicting how things could have gone inside the plane.
The Tear of Grief was a memorial monument gifted to the United States by Russia in an act of solidarity against terrorism on their soil. The monument is erected in New Jersey.
Unofficial estimates conclude that there were over 200 people who jumped from the World Trade Center to their deaths. A lot of those have been recorded on camera.
After the catastrophe, thousands of New Yorkers were diagnosed with cancer, due to exposure of toxins, owing to the massive dust clouds that erupted in the streets of New York.