The September 11 attacks (also referred to as September 11, September 11th, or 9/11) were a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks launched by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda upon the United States in New York City and the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area on Tuesday, September 11, 2001.
- 8:46am (EST) - First plane hit the North Tower of the World Trade Center. It was initially believed to be an accident of any kind.
- 9:03am - Second plane hit the South Tower of the World Trade Center causing an explosion in the building's upper floors.
- 9:29am - President Bush calls the palne crashes as an apparent terrorist attack.
- 9:32am - As terror grips Manhattan, NYSE closes.
- 9:37am - Third plane crashed into the Pentagon..
- 9:45am - White House and Capitol Building was evacuated.
- 9:46am - FAA grounds all flights. It was the first time in American history that US air traffic is halted.
- 9:51am - Pentagon updates its akert status to the highest level possible, Delta.
- 9:59am - South Tiower of the World Trade Center collapsed.
- 10:06am - Fourth plane crashed into Pennsylvania.
- 10:15am - A section of the Pentagon collapsed.
- 10:22am - State and Justice Departments in Washington, along with the World Bank were evacuated.
- 10:24am - FAA orders all international flights bound to USA diverted to Canada.
- 10:28am - North Tower of the World Trade Center collapsed.
- 5:20pm - Seven hours after the North Tower collapsed, 47 storey building 7 of the WTC complex also collapsed
- 6:54pm - President Bush returns to the White House
- 8:30pm - Almost 12 hours after the attacks, President Bush then adressed the nation from the Oval Office.
Television during and after the attacks:Edit
Many TV networks in the United States and the wiorld broke the news about the attacks. Some of the cable-only networks aired free-tv coverage, some suspended programming and some just continued normal programming instead.
These are the networks that broke the news:
- NBC, MSNBC, CNBC
- Fox, Fox News Channel
- The WB, WGN-TV
- C-Span, C-Span 2
While here are the cable networks who stopped and continued programming:
|ESPN, ESPN2, SoapNet||aired the ABC News coverage|
|MTV, VH1, CMT, Nick at Nite, BET, TNN||aired the CBS News coverage|
|TBS, TNT, Shop at Home, CourtTV, CNNfn, CNNfyi, CNNSI, CNN Headline News||aired the CNN coverage|
|Fox Movie Channel, FX, The Health Network, Speedvision, Fox Family, Fox Sports Net||aired the Fox News Channel coverage|
|Home Shopping Network||aired the CBC NewsWorld International coverage|
|TLC||aired the BBC News coverage|
|Food Network, HGTV, DIY, QVC||stopped programming|
|Nickelodeon, Disney Channel, Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Toon Disney, Comedy Central, A&E, The History Channel, Game Show Network, Sci Fi Channel, Bravo||continued programming|
|The WB affiliates||aired the CNN coverage|
|UPN affiliates (majority)||aired the CBS News coverage|
|UPN affiliates (owned by Fox Television Stations Group)||aired the Fox News Channel coverage|
|PAX TV||aired the NBC News coverage|
|Superstation WGN||aired the WPIX-TV coverage|
|Wisconsin Public Television||cancelled all programming and went to all-PBS Kids lineup even in primetime to provide a safe harbor for children from continuous 9/11 news coverage.|
Many local TV networks worldwide interrupted their normal programming and broght news
|Hong Kong||TVB Jade, TVB Pearl|
BBC, ITV, Sky News
SVT2, SVT24, TV4
Seven Network, Nine Network, Network Ten, Sky News Australia
CCTV, Phoenix Television
|Iraq||Iraq Satellite Channel|