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  1. Every year on September 11, firefighters in the United States will climb 110 flights of stairs in full gear in buildings or at the gym to remember the 343 firefighters who lost their lives that day.

  2. The September 11 terror attacks on the WTC released a dust cloud of toxic asbestos fibers across Manhattan, with an estimated 410,000 people exposed. It is believed lung cancer and mesothelioma cases in the city will reach a peak in the year 2041 (four decades after 9/11)

  3. The 2008 financial crash directly led to 6566 suicides, causing more deaths than the September 11 attacks.

  4. On September 11,2001 Astronaut Frank Culbertson was the only American not on earth that day, he was 250 miles above at the International Space Station and this is the photo he took Of NYC. He said he didn't know what was going on but he knew it was bad because he could see the smoke from space.

  5. There was only one plane allowed to take off after flights were grounded on September 11, 2001. It was a plane carrying antivenin to a man bitten by a highly venomous snake.

  6. Moti Shniberg, business man, tried to trademark the term "September 11, 2001."on that very day, as the Twin Towers and Pentagon were still smoldering.

  7. Joseph Trombino, Brinks truck driver, who narrowly survived an armed robbery in 1983 and the World Trade Center bombing in 1993, only to be killed in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001

  8. The September 11 terror attacks on the WTC released a dust cloud of toxic asbestos fibers across Manhattan. An estimated 410,000 people have been exposed. It is believed lung cancer and mesothelioma cases in the city will reach a peak in the year 2041 (four decades after 9/11)

  9. During the September 11 attacks, Fox News began running a news ticker on the bottom of the screen to keep up with the flow of information that day. The ticker has remained in continuous use ever since.

  10. Between 120 and 140 men, women and children were killed on September 11, 1857, in Utah, when Mormons attacked and slaughtered a wagon train with the help of local Indians - the bodies were stripped of belongings by Mormons and sold off at local auctions for profit

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On September 11 2001, Delta flight 15 had to land near Lewisporte, Newfoundland (pop. 4000). The town took care of 800 passengers for 3 days with homemade food, toiletries and fresh blankets daily. Since then, Flight 15 Fund has raised 1.5 million dollars and has presented 134 scholarships.

On the evening of September 11, 2001, ten thousand Iranian people gathered in Madar Square, Tehran, in a candlelight vigil to express sympathy and support for the American People.

September 11 is also remembered in Germany. In 1944, the city of Darmstadt was "terror bombed," leaving 12.3k dead and over half the city of 110k homeless.

If the history of the universe was condensed into a year, the Milky Way would form on May 15, life on earth would appear on September 21, and the dinosaurs would go extinct on December 30. Modern humans would evolve on December 31 at 11:52 PM and Columbus would discover America at 11:59:58 PM.

In the 1999 movie the Matrix, Neo's passport expires on September 11, 2001.

On September 11, 1857, Mormons disguised themselves as Native Americans and attacked a wagon train. Then Mormon leaders, under a flag of truce, tricked the settlers into leaving their defenses; They then slaughtered all 120+ defenseless men, women, and children.

MTV fired Russell Brand several days after coming to work dressed as Osama bin Laden the day after the 11 September 2001 attacks and bringing his drug dealer to the MTV studios

According to the Monsters Inc DVD commentary track, the sushi restaurant was originally blown up by the CDA. After the events of September 11, Pixar changed the scene to show the restaurant covered in a plasma dome. They managed to pull this off in time for the November 2 release date.

Seth MacFarlane (of Family Guy, American Dad, and Ted) missed boarding American Airlines Flight 11 by fifteen minutes on September 11, 2001. He was late because of a bad travel agent and a hangover.

Actor James Woods observed and reported suspicious behaviour from four passengers, with no apparent luggage, casing the plane. Six weeks later, these same passengers carried out the 9/11 attacks. The FBI received Woods' FAA report the evening of September 11...

On September 11, 1857, a wagon train heading through Utah toward California was attacked by a Mormon Militia. The militia had disguised themselves as Indians, but once it was suspected that their cover was blown, the Mormons feigned a truce and slaughtered 120 men, women, and children.

Ahmad Shah Massoud, leader of the anti-Taliban forces, warned of an imminent, large-scale attack against the USA in April 2001. He was assassinated on September 9, 2001. John O'Neill, referring to the assassination, said "We're due for something big". He died one day later on September 11, 2001.

The Jonestown mass suicide in 1978 was responsible for the largest loss of American civilian life in a deliberate act prior to September 11, 2001

Osama Bin Laden's relatives own a massive construction business. The company is not currently allowed to take on new contracts because of a massive crane collapse that killed 118 on September 11, 2015.

On September 11-12, 1683 during the battle of Vienna, Polish horsemen lead history's greatest ever cavallary charge against the Ottoman army. 18 thousand riders were involved.

The September 11 terror attacks on the WTC released a dust cloud of toxic asbestos fibers across Manhattan. An estimated 410,000 people have been exposed. It is believed lung cancer and mesothelioma cases in the city will reach a peak in the year 2041 (four decades after 9/11)

From 7 September 1978 to 9 May 1989 skateboards were illegal in Norway. For 11 years Norway was the only country in the world where it was forbidden to buy, sell or stand on a skateboard.

Original targets of the September 11 attacks were nuclear power plants, but the targets were later altered by al-Qaeda, as it was feared that such an attack "might get out of hand"

A World Trade Centre security officer Rick Rescorla anticipated attacks on the towers and implemented evacuation procedures credited with saving many lives. He died during the attacks of September 11, 2001, while leading evacuees from the South Tower.

Stephen Colbert lost his father and two brothers in a plane crash on September 11, 1974

Frasier co-creator David Angell and his wife, Lynn, died on the first plane to hit the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001.

In 1752, in England and Wales, people went to bed on the 2nd of September and woke up on the 14th of September. Skipping 11 days entirely because of the implementation of the Gregorian Calendar.

Prior to the September 11 attacks, there had been only one known case of an elevator entering a free fall which was in 1945 when a B-25 bomber took a wrong turn in fog and crashed into the Empire State Building.

On the evening of September 11, 2001, about two hundred young people gathered in Madar Square, on the north side of Tehran, in a spontaneous candlelight vigil to express sympathy and support for the United States.

The TV show "The Lone Gunmen" premier episode had members of the U.S. government conspire to hijack an airliner, fly it into the World Trade Center, and blame the act on terrorists to gain support for a new profit-making war. The episode aired six months prior to the September 11 attacks.