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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.

A September 11, 2001 file photo shows U.S. President George W. Bush listens as White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card informs him of a second plane hitting the World Trade Center, while Bush was conducting a reading seminar at the Emma E. Booker Elementary School in Sarasota, Florida. New York City plans to mark the third anniversary of the attacks on the trade center with an observance at the site on September 11 with parents and grandparents of victims reading their names. REUTERS/Win McNamee


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.

US popstar Michael Jackson addresses a press conference at the O2 arena in London, on March 5, 2009. Pop megastar Michael Jackson announced Thursday he will play a series of comeback concerts in London in July, his first major shows for over a decade. Four years after his infamous child abuse trial, the 50-year-old eccentric singer confirmed he will play 10 gigs at the giant London O2 arena starting on July 8. AFP PHOTO/Carl de Souza (Photo credit should read CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images)


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!

Seth MacFarlane is the creator of the animated sitcoms Family Guy, American Dad! and The Cleveland Show.


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.

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 11: People fall from the World Trade Center after jumping from a burning floor after two airliners crashed into the buildings on September 11, 2001 in New York City. (Photo by David Surowiecki/Getty Images) David Surowiecki/Getty Images Pessoas caem do World Trade Center aps pular de um andar em chamas, depois da coliso dos dois avies com as torres norte e sul. Nova Iorque, 11 de Setembro, 2001. Depois da coliso dos dois avies com as torres do World Trade Center, pessoas pulam de um andar em chamas. Nova Iorque, 11 de Setembro, 2001.


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.

FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2001 file photo, people covered in dust walk over debris near the World Trade Center in New York. (AP Photo/Gulnara Samoilova)

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