September 11, 21 years ago the attack on the Twin Towers

The attacks resulted in the deaths of 2,977 people

September 11, 2001, 21 years have passed since the attack on the Twin Towers. The attacks, which rocked the United States and shocked the world, resulted in the deaths of 2,977 people. The victims in New York, struck in the heart with the attack on the World Trade Center, were 2,753. There were 184 at the Pentagon, 40 among the passengers on Flight 93. The youngest among the passengers on flights hijacked by terrorists was Christine Hanson, who boarded United Airlines Flight 175. She was two years old, she was going for the first time. time to Disneyland. The eldest was Robert Norton. He was aboard American Airlines Flight 11. He was 82 years old.

The New York Fire Department lost 343 fighters, about half the casualties recorded by personnel on duty in the department’s 100-year history.

The collapse of the South Tower had a magnitude 2.1 according to the seismographs. The South Tower has a magnitude of 2.3, according to what was reported by Columbia University in New York.

Removing the debris on the World Trade Center site took 1.5 million man hours over 261 days.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation assigned more than 2,500 of its 11,500 agents to counter-terrorism operations; 350,000 pages from the CIA and 20,000 pages from the FBI were produced for Congressional hearings on possible intelligence failures before 9/11. Eleven people shared addresses with at least one of the hijackers. Seven of the 11 were on the FBI “watch list” and were pilots.

The United States offered up to $ 25 million in reward, paid for by the Rewards for Justice program, for the information that led to the location of Osama bin Laden. In the three months leading up to 9/11, the CIA forwarded 300 names per month to agencies on the hunt for terrorists. In September, the number jumped to nearly 1,000; in October 1400. It stabilized at less than 900 names per month.

Economically, in October of that year, 55,000 jobs were lost nationwide in restaurants. Also nationwide, restaurant sales declined by $ 6 billion in September 2001.

Applications for Middle and Near Eastern Studies specializations at New York University increased by 53% in the fall of 2002.

Today President Joe Biden will deposit a wreath at the Pentagon, where American Airlines’ Boeing 757 crashed around 9.37am on 9/11. First Lady Jill Biden will instead attend the ceremony in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, where the plane hijacked by the terrorists, United Airlines Flight 93, crashed, failing its target but killing the 44 people on board. Finally, Vice President Kamala Harris, accompanied by her husband Doug Emhoff, will be at the Ground Zero memorial.