Daily Archives: September 11, 2011

President Roosevelt orders U.S. Navy to ‘shoot on sight’ 70 years ago this hour

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FDR Fireside Chat 18: On The Greer Incident

(Thursday, September 11, 1941, 10 p.m. EDT) — Responding to last week’s Greer Incident, President Franklin D. Roosevelt announced tonight that he had ordered the navy to “shoot first” when Axis submarines, surface raiders or aircraft are encountered in areas which the (still officially neutral) U.S. considers vital to its defense (click here to watch a video clip of the address).

Nation won’t retreat, Bush says 10 years ago this hour

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CNN - Ex-President George W. Bush's Post 9/11 Speech

(Tuesday, September 11, 2001, 8:30 p.m. EDT) — A grim-faced U.S. President George W. Bush reacted to the worst terrorist attack in history tonight with a terse but eloquent address to the nation in which he warned that those who gave shelter to murderers would be held equally guilty.

“Today our nation saw evil,” he said. “These acts of mass murder were intended to frighten us into retreat. They failed. Terrorism can shake the foundations of buildings but not the foundation of America.

7 World Trade Center collapses 10 years ago this hour

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The Collapse of World Trade Center 7

(Tuesday, September 11, 2001, 5:20:33 p.m. EDT)7 World Trade Center, also known as the Salomon Bros. Building, a 47-story building that had sustained damage from falling debris and widespread fires, collapsed this afternoon.

Due to the emergency personnel having more than enough time to evacuate the building since the 10:28 a.m. collapse of the World Trade Center North Tower, there were no injuries or deaths.

The collapses were all the result of a series of four coordinated suicide attacks by al-Qaeda on the United States, collectively known as the September 11 attacks.

World Trade Center’s North Tower collapses 10 years ago this hour

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North Tower: As It Happened LIVE CBS2, NBC4

(Tuesday, September 11, 2001, 10:28:25 a.m. EDT) — The North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York collapsed this morning, 1 hour, 41 minutes and 45 seconds after the crash and impact of Flight 11 (and 29 minutes after the collapse of the South Tower), part of a series of four coordinated suicide attacks by al-Qaeda on the United States, collectively known as the September 11 attacks.

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CNN Live 9/11/2001 Coverage Part 7 (10:18-10:33 a.m. EDT) Continue reading World Trade Center’s North Tower collapses 10 years ago this hour

Flight 93 crashes after cockpit fight 10 years ago this hour

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Earliest video of Flight 93 crash on 9/11

(Tuesday, September 11, 2001, 10:03:11 a.m. EDT)United Airlines Flight 93 crashed this morning after passengers, aware of other 9/11 attacks, revolted against four hijackers 80 miles southeast of Pittsburgh in Somerset County, Pennsylvania.

44 people died, including 33 passengers, 7 crew members and 4 hijackers.

The hijacking was part of a series of four coordinated suicide attacks by al-Qaeda on the United States, collectively known as the September 11 attacks.

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CNN Live 9/11/2001 Coverage Part 6 (10:03-10:18 a.m. EDT)

World Trade Center’s South Tower collapses 10 years ago this hour

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9/11: South Tower "Collapse" video compilation

(Tuesday, September 11, 2001, 9:59:04 a.m. EDT) — The South Tower of the World Trade Center in New York collapsed this morning, 56 minutes and 2 seconds after the crash and impact of Flight 175, part of a series of four coordinated suicide attacks by al-Qaeda on the United States, collectively known as the September 11 attacks.

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CNN Live 9/11/2001 Coverage Part 5 (9:47-10:03 a.m. EDT)

Hijacked jetliner crashes into Pentagon 10 years ago this hour

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Pentagon 9/11 Plane Crash Video 1

(Tuesday, September 11, 2001, 9:37:46 a.m. EDT)American Airlines Flight 77, a Boeing 757-223, crashed this morning into the western side of the Pentagon, headquarters of the U.S. Department of Defense, in Arlington County, Virginia, and started a violent fire.

All 64 people on board (53 passengers, 6 crew and 5 hijackers) were killed, as were 125 Pentagon personnel on the ground for a total of 189 deaths.

The plane departed from Washington Dulles International Airport in Fairfax and Loudoun Counties, Virginia, at 8:20 a.m. EDT for Los Angeles. It had been taken over by five terrorists (between 8:50 a.m. to 8:54 a.m.) in a series of four coordinated suicide attacks by al-Qaeda on the United States, collectively known as the September 11 attacks.

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CNN Live 9/11/2001 Coverage Part 4 (9:32-9:47 a.m. EDT)