9/11 Terrorist Attacks

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9/11 Terrorist Attacks

An event on September 11, 2001, in which 19 al Qaeda terrorists flew two airplanes into the World Trade Center towers in New York and a third into the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. A fourth airplane failed to reach its target and crashed in Pennsylvania. Immediately after the attacks, which killed more than 2,000 people, U.S. President George W. Bush grounded all non-military airplanes and all stock exchanges in the United States were closed for several days. The attacks (and increased airport security that followed them) are thought to have hurt the airline industry. Additionally, stock prices fell significantly when markets re-opened; for example, the DJIA fell 685 points on September 17, 2001.
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About a year later, Schilling decided to draw a portrait of each Illinois service member killed in action since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. He sends the originals to the service members' families, and copies are added to the Portrait of a Soldier display.
Tuesday marks the 17th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, when a series of coordinated attacks killed almost 3,000 people and left more than 6,000 injured.
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Summary: German authorities Wednesday freed two men, including one Lebanese, initially suspected last month of acquiring chemicals for a possible bombing ahead of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks' anniversary and a papal visit.
Loretta Sanchez, D-Calif., who has been a critic of the no-fly list, says she was briefly denied access to a United Airlines flight last week because her name appeared on a "no fly list" set up after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
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One believer is Steven Jones, a physics professor at Brigham Young University (Utah), who was put on paid leave last month for writing that there were "pre-positioned explosives," in the buildings that collapsed on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001. Jones, a member of the Scholars for 9/11 Truth, has further called for an independent international investigation of the collapse of the Twin Towers.
We all remember where we were and what we were doing on Sept. 11, 2001, when 9/11 went from being just another date to a phrase that needs no explanation.
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Established in Parry Sound in 1997, the bush plane maker has enjoyed some peaks and endured some deep valleys in recent years, starting with the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks that affected many in the industry.
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