Summary of events:
- Nineteen terrorists hijack four airliners in the eastern United States.
- Two planes crash into the World Trade Center in New York City, one in each tower. Both towers completely collapse, due to the intense flames.
- One plane crashes into the Pentagon.
- One plane crashes in central Pennsylvania after a passenger rebellion. It was thought to have been targeted for Camp David, Maryland, the Capitol building, or the White House.
- All air traffic is grounded and all airports closed across the United States; international flights are diverted to Canada. Financial markets are closed.
- U.S. skyscrapers and most government and public complexes are evacuated, and American armed forces worldwide are placed on high alert.
- The prime suspect is Osama bin Laden, who denies involvement.
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9/11 Attacks As Viewed From Space
Offers interview and photos by the astronauts experiencing the incident from the International Space Station.
ALA - Dealing with the Tragic Events of September 11, 2001
American Library Association presents directory of sites designed to help explain WTC/Pentagon attacks to various groups of patrons.
Guardian: Terrorism in the US Interactive Reports
September 11: how it happened, attack on the Twin Towers, the flight paths, Manhattan skyline before and after, floor-by-floor graphic guide to the companies in the Towers.
Library of Congress Minerva - September 11 Web Archive
U.S. Government provides archived sites grouped into categories by producer name, type, country, language or subject.
Refdesk.com - America Responds Resources
Features breaking news, government resources, charitable organizations, how to cope, and resources for parents and teens. Includes links.
Searchable database of screenshots from news sites around the world on September 11 and 12, 2001.
The September 11 Digital Archive
The Archive uses electronic media to collect and present the history of the attacks. Provides extensive coverage including multimedia, possibilities to contribute and a link collection.
Snopes.com: Rumors of War
Rumor control site. Examination of claims regarding the attacks and aftermath, including examples, origins, references, and related links.
Testimony From the Joint Intelligence Committee
Full text from the testimony by the directors of FBI and CIA before the joint House and Senate select intelligence committee investigating the Sept. 11 attacks. New York Times, US.
USGS Spectroscopy Lab - World Trade Center USGS Environmental Assessment
Analysis of the fires, soot and dust generated by the collapse of the WTC.
Witness and Response: September 11 Acquisitions at the Library of Congress
Collection of original materials including prints, photographs, drawings, poems, eye-witness accounts and personal reactions, headlines, books, magazines, songs, maps, videotapes and films.
After 9/11, a Torrent of Money, and Anger
Detailed report on the distribution of the money provided by the federal government for disaster relief and rebuilding. New York Times [free registration required]. (December 30, 2002)
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