Timeline of the September 11 attacks


Timeline of the September 11 attacks

September 11, 2001 attacks timeline. All times are in New York Time (EDT or UTC - 4).

Background History

* 1972: One World Trade Center completed.
* 1973: Two World Trade Center completed.
* c. 1981 – 1989: Osama bin Laden founds Al-Qaida.
* 1993: World Trade Center bombing.
* 1995: Operation Bojinka is discovered by Manila police on a laptop computer in an apartment after a fire.
* 1996: The Taliban, a radical Islamic movement, takes control of Afghanistan.
* 1998: The 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania occur.
* 1999: Indian Airlines Flight 814 hijacked. One passenger dies while the others are released.
* 2000: The USS Cole is bombed in Yemen.

Planning

* 1992 - Mohammed Atta arrives in Germany.
* 1994 - Planning on Operation Bojinka begins in the Philippines.
* 1995 - Operation Bojinka foiled, Said Bahaji and Ramzi Binalshibh arrive in Germany.
* 1996 - Marwan al-Shehhi and Ziad Jarrah arrive in Germany.
* 1997 - Zakariyah Essabar arrives in Germany.
* 1998 - Recruitment of terrorists in Germany starts.
* 1999 - Hamburg cell is fully formed.
* 2000 - 2000 al-Qaeda Summit in Malaysia, pilots head to the United States and train in flying schools.
* 2001 - Remaining hijackers go to the United States, Zacarias Moussaoui comes to the United States and is arrested, other cell members flee Germany.
* 2001 - Financial Support.

eptember 11, 2001 timeline for the day of the attacks

All times are in local time (EDT or UTC - 4).

* 7:59 AM: Mohamed Atta boards AA Flight 11 which under his control will crash into the World Trade Center.
* 8:18 AM: AA Flight 11 is taken over by Mohamed Atta and other hijackers.
* 8:46 AM: American Airlines Flight 11 crashes into the World Trade Center north tower between the 93rd and 99th floors.
* 9:03 AM: United Airlines Flight 175 crashes into the World Trade Center south tower between the 77th and 85th floors.
* 9:37 AM: American Airlines Flight 77 crashes into The Pentagon.
* 9:59 AM: South Tower of World Trade Center collapses.
* 10:03 AM: United Airlines Flight 93 crashes into a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
* 10:28 AM: North Tower of World Trade Center collapses.
* 5:20 PM: 7 World Trade Center collapses.

Rest of September

* September 13: The 'Star-Spangled Banner' is played during the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace. Russia observes a minute's silence. see|September 11, 2001 attack memorials and services
* September 14 to September 21: Worldwide stock markets plummet. see|World economic effects arising from the September 11, 2001 attacks
* September 15: CIA director George Tenet presents the Worldwide Attack Matrix.
* September 20: George W. Bush announces that the USA is at war. see|U.S. government response to the September 11, 2001 attacks

October

* October 1: Rudy Giuliani speaks to the United Nations General Assembly.
* October 7: U.S. Attack on Afghanistan commences.

Beyond October

* March 2002: The Tribute in Light project begins.
* September 2002: First anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks are held throughout the world, particularly the USA.

External links

* [http://www.cooperativeresearch.org/project.jsp?project=911_project "Complete 911 Timeline"] - Provided by the "Center for Cooperative Research".
* " [http://www.salon.com/news/feature/2001/09/27/spin/index.html White House whitewashers] " (written 27 September 2001)
* " [http://www.cnn.com/2001/US/09/11/attack.closings/ Attacks prompt widespread closings] " (written 11 September 2001)
* Barter, Sheila, " [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/1540044.stm How the World Trade Center fell] ". BBC


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