September 11, 2001 in History

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in History

  • Attempt by passengers and crew of United Airlines Flight 93 to retake control of their hijacked plane from terrorists causes plane to crash in Pennsylvania field killing all 64 people on board
  • Terrorists hijack a passenger plane and crash it into the Pentagon causing the deaths of 125 people

Battle9/11 Attack on New York's World Trade Towers

Two passenger planes hijacked by terrorists crash into New York's World Trade Towers causing the collapse of both and deaths of 2,752 people

Deaths in History

  • Alice Stewart Trillin, American author (b. 1938)
  • Angel L. Juarbe, Jr., American firefighter (b. 1966)
  • Barbara Olson, American political commentator (b. 1955)
  • Berry Berenson, widow of Anthony Perkins (b. 1948)
  • Daniel M. Lewin, founder of Akamai Technologies (b. 1970)
  • Father Mychal F. Judge, Chaplain, FDNY (b. 1933)
  • Hani Hanjour, 9/11 terrorist (b. 1972)
  • John Ogonowski, pilot for American Airlines Flight 11 (b. 1951)
  • John P. O'Neill, American anti-terrorism FBI agent (b. 1952)
  • Mark Bingham, passenger on United Airlines Flight 93 (b. 1970)
  • Marwan Al-Shehhi, 9/11 terrorist (b. 1978)
  • Mohamed Atta, 9/11 terrorist (b. 1968)
  • Peter J. Ganci, Jr., Chief of Department, FDNY (b. 1946)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Todd Beamer, American passenger and hero on United Airlines Flight 93, dies at 32 in a plane crash trying to stop the 9/11 terrorists

Passenger on United Airlines Flight 93 Todd Beamer
Passenger on United Airlines Flight 93
Todd Beamer
  • Tom Burnett, American businessman (b. 1963)
  • Ziad Jarrah, 9/11 terrorist (b. 1975)