Today in History for September 2001
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Events 1 - 14 of 14
9th - Ahmed Shah Massoud, leader of the Northern Alliance, is assassinated in Afghanistan.
11th - Terrorists hijack two passenger planes crashing them into New York's World Trade Towers causing the collapse of both & death of 2,752 people
11th - Terrorists hijack a passenger plane and crash it into the Pentagon causing the death of 125 people
11th - 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 onboard
12th - Article V of the NATO agreement is invoked for only the second time (the other being in Bosnia) in response to the September 11, 2001 attacks against the United States of America.
12th - Ansett Australia, Australia's first commercial interstate airline, collapses due to increased strain on the international airline industry leaving 10000 people unemployed.
13th - Civilian aircraft traffic resumes in the U.S. after the September 11, 2001 attacks.
14th - Historic National Prayer Service held at Washington National Cathedral for victims of the September 11 attacks. A similar service is held in Canada on Parliament Hill, the largest vigil ever held in the nation's capital.
18th - First mailing of anthrax letters from Trenton, New Jersey in the 2001 anthrax attacks.
20th - In an address to a joint session of Congress and the American people, U.S. President George W. Bush declares a "war on terror".
21st - Deep Space 1 flies within 2,200 km of Comet Borrelly.
21st - University of Roorkee, becomes India's 7th Indian Institute of Technology, rechristened as IIT Roorkee
21st - AZF chemical plant explodes in Toulouse, France, killing 29 people
29th - The Syracuse Herald-Journal, a U.S. newspaper dating back to 1839, ceases publication.
Weddings 1 - 4 of 4
1st - "The Accidental Tourist" actress Geena Davis (45) weds Iranian American plastic surgeon Dr. Reza Jarrahy
1st - "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" actor Nicholas Brendon (30) weds Tressa Di Figlia in Carlsbad
1st - "Six Days Seven Nights" actress Anne Heche (32) weds cameraman Coleman Laffoon in Los Angeles, California
29th - Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez (32) weds dancer/choreographer Cris Judd (32) in Calabasas, California
Deaths 1 - 40 of 40
1st - Brian Moore British sports commentator (b. 1932)
2nd - Christiaan Barnard, South African heart surgeon (b. 1922)
2nd - Troy Donahue, American actor (b. 1936)
3rd - Pauline Kael, American film critic (b. 1919)
3rd - Thuy Trang, American actress (b. 1973)
4th - Hank the Angry Drunken Dwarf, American radio personality (b. 1962)
5th - Vladimir Žerjavić, Croatian UN statistician (b. 1912)
5th - Justin Wilson, American Cajun chef and humorist (b. 1914)
6th - Carl Crack, German musician (Atari Teenage Riot) (b. 1971)
7th - Spede Pasanen, Finnish television personality (b. 1930)
7th - Billie Lou Watt, American actress (b. 1924)
9th - Ahmed Shah Massoud, Afghani military leader (b. 1953)
10th - DJ Uncle Al (b.1969)
11th - Alice Stewart Trillin, American author (b. 1938)
11th - Marwan Al-Shehhi, 9/11 terrorist (b. 1978)
11th - David Angell, American sitcom creator (b. 1946)
11th - Mohamed Atta, 9/11 terrorist (b. 1968)
11th - Garnet Bailey, Canadian hockey player and scout (b. 1948)
11th - Todd Beamer, passenger on United Airlines Flight 93 (b. 1968)
11th - Berry Berenson, widow of Anthony Perkins (b. 1948)
11th - Mark Bingham, passenger on United Airlines Flight 93 (b. 1970)
11th - Tom Burnett, American businessman (b. 1963)
11th - Peter J. Ganci, Jr., Chief of Department, FDNY (b. 1946)
11th - Hani Hanjour, 9/11 terrorist (b. 1972)
11th - Ziad Jarrah, 9/11 terrorist (b. 1975)
11th - Father Mychal F. Judge, Chaplain, FDNY (b. 1933)
11th - Angel L. Juarbe, Jr., American firefighter (b. 1966)
11th - John P. O'Neill, American anti-terrorism FBI agent (b. 1952)
11th - John Ogonowski, pilot for American Airlines Flight 11 (b. 1951)
11th - Barbara Olson, American political commentator (b. 1955)
11th - Daniel M. Lewin, founder of Akamai Technologies (b. 1970)
12th - Victor Wong, Chinese-American actor (b. 1927)
13th - Dorothy McGuire, American actress (b. 1916)
14th - Stelios Kazantzidis, Greek singer (b. 1931)
16th - Samuel Z. Arkoff, American film producer (b. 1918)
17th - Lou Dog, Sublime mascot.
18th - Ernie Coombs, Canadian entertainer (b. 1927)
22nd - Isaac Stern, Ukrainian violinist (b. 1920)
23rd - Ron Hewitt, Welsh footballer (b. 1928)
29th - Nguyễn Văn Thiệu, President of South Vietnam (b. 1923)