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September 11, 2001

October 26, 2015 - 12:06 -- asteblein
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The World Trade Center in New York City is destroyed after commercial aircraft commandeered by terrorists affiliated with Al Qaida fly into the North and South towers. The U.S. Custom House is destroyed when the North Tower collapses onto it. The Pentagon, in Arlington, Va., is damaged in a separate attack, and passengers on a fourth airplane thwart hijackers, causing the plane to crash near Shanksville, Pa.

Dates: 
Monday, September 10, 2001 - 20:00
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The attack on the World Trade Center destroys the U.S. Custom House at 6 World Trade Center.
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Photo by J. Tourtellotte
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The attack on the World Trade Center destroys the U.S. Custom House at 6 World Trade Center.