The morning of Tuesday September 11, 2011 is one of the biggest tradgies of all time. On this specific day four airlines were hijacked by an Islamic group that goes by the name al-Qaeda. The attacks took the lives of 2,996 innocent people, injured nearly 6,000 people, and caused at least $10 billion in infracture and property damage. These attacks, also known as the 9/11 attacks, will forever be remebered as one of the most horrific days for so many people around this world. Initally, al-Qaeda considered targeting nuclear power plants on 9/11, but decided to go against it because they feared it would get too out of control.
He told airline workers that his name was Dan Cooper (reporters mistakenly called him D.B. Cooper and that name just stuck). After the plane took off, Cooper ordered something to drink, and then passed a note to one of the flight attendants on the plane. The note read: "I HAVE A BOMB IN MY BRIEFCASE. I WILL USE IT IF NECESSARY.
The terrorist attacks on 9/11 have caused many debates over the years since they occurred back in 2001. Two American planes were hijacked and ran into the twin tower buildings, another was hijacked and headed for the pentagon, but thankfully never made it. Thousands of Americans lost their lives on the days of the attacks and to this day the sorrow hangs with us. Security was a huge debate of the time because America is supposed to be the safest nation there is, so how did this happen? America had lots of changes to make the attacks on September 11, 2001.
Seventy-three seconds after liftoff, “… the shuttle exploded in a forking plume of smoke and fire”(CT), as the people below watched their loved ones in their final moments. The astronauts that boarded the space shuttle Challenger on that cold morning took a huge risk by proceeding with the launch, despite the unfavorable weather conditions. Almost 30 years later, the Challenger tragedy is still a memorable event to this day. Everyone should take risks because they would never know the rewards or consequences, unless they try. Feeling a sense of pride after taking a big risk is a reward in itself.
Immediately after the fact they dispatched him straight to the hospital. To everyone's disbelief an hour after reaching the hospital he was pronounced dead. At the age of 39, King was able to touch many lives and help better the world, his life may not have been long, but he served a great purpose (History.com Staff). Robert F. Kennedy who at the time was running to be elected as president, made plans for a campaign speech in Indianapolis, Indiana. Once Kennedy’s plane landed in Indy they heard word of King’s assassination.
So skillful and daring is this pilot in averting a crash that, out of respect, the Germans stop firing and let him land safety.” (Marty Jezer, 28). Whilst Carson was still in elementary school, she wrote two more stories, both receiving awards in St. Nicholas Magazine. One of them was summarized by Marty Jezer “It described the joyful reaction of a group of French soldiers when they learned that the United States has joined the Allied effort in WWI.” (Marty Jezer, 29). In 1962 Carson wrote Silent Spring which discriminated the use of pesticides (especially DDT which was later banned). It took Carson four years to write Silent Spring, after it was published may companies who created pesticides attacked Carson.
It was a Friday; perhaps they took advantage of the popular superstition and make it more dreaded. On October 13, 1989, the stock exchange suffered a major crash. Friday. The day is considered the second most damaging in market history. Not to mention, there have been many instances of aeroplanes crashing on 'Friday the 13th', that the first thing that comes to mind when mishap occurs the date is checked first.
Marshall University Tragedy A film that was based on a true, heartbreaking event in history was We Are Marshall. The movie was based on the tragedy of Marshall University’s 1970 football season. The football team, the coaching staff, boosters, and fans were on the famed flight. Seventy-five passengers were on-board the plane, to take off in North Carolina, only for none to survive their fate of the plane crash. The movie We Are Marshall genuinely portrayed by all of the writers and actors and actresses.
February 7, 1963 is a day that will forever remain prominent in American History. The Beatles, a band formed of four young men Lennon, McCartney, Harrison, and Starr, arrived in America, unsure of themselves and what the future would hold for them. As they landed, the screams of teenage girls echoed and the sound of news reporters and journalists for newspapers recorded the reactions of the public as they stepped off of the plane. The Beatles had no idea this crowd was for them- they had thought someone else was at the airport that day and the crowd was for someone else. They had no idea the impact their music had made in American charts.
Nicole Hero Mrs. Davis Cultural Foundations 23 December 2015 Symbolism in Lord of the Flies In the adventurous novel Lord of the Flies by William Golding, symbolism is used throughout the whole book. A group of boys from Britain were on a plane that was shot down over a deserted island. Soon after leaders were elected, Ralph is in charge and Jack is in charge of the hunters. The conch, Piggy’s glasses and the fire all mean so much in this book. Without them, surviving would not be the same to the boys.
Joe had been working for a company called General Electric (GE) training new employees how to inspect weaponry on fighter jets. Joe B. has inspected and stamped many jets including F-16’s, F-15’s, F-14’s, A-10’s and many more. He got the news from his friend that day that a tower has been hit in NY by a plane. When the first plane crashed he thought it was an accident, but when the South Tower was hit he knew that it was terrorism. Joe didn’t have any relatives
What I will review some facts about the North World Trade Center and the South World Trade Center building. Also, you will find out how the people reacted to this event and the families that lost loved ones. First off, at 8:46am the North World Trade Center was the first building to get hit out of the two buildings. Flight eleven hit the North WTC and hit more toward the top floors. When people saw the first plane they thought it was an accident and was surprised of what has happened.
Bye." Hoagland, Mark’s mother was a flight attendant for United Airlines, he called his mother using the GTE Airphone to tell her about his current situation. She was not able to get to his call as soon as she’d like to and by the time she was at the phone he hung up. Listening to the message she turned on the television and began to be filled with emotion because she was now aware that her son was on a plane with suicide bombers; almost
While the nation drifted through the dog days, however, a group of terrorists was in the final stages of planning a series of attacks that would kill 3,000 people on September 11. Much of the federal government seemed to have been in a summer daze as well, missing the warning signs of what would become the deadliest act of terrorism on U.S. soil. While some in the intelligence community raised red flags, the White House had brushed off warnings of an impending attack and the CIA was failing to share information with the FBI about the terrorists ' travels. It took 99 days—until December 19, 2001—for the fires at Ground Zero to be extinguished.Cleanup at Ground Zero wasn 't officially completed until May 30, 2002. It took 3.1 million hours of labor to clean up 1.8 million tons of debris at a total cost of cleanup of $750
Casey’s brother Lee starts searching for were she could be. Casey reassured her family and friends that Caylee was safe and was staying with a Nanny. July 8th Casey took her friend, Amy, to the airport, after she dropped her friend off she stole multiple checks and went on multiple shopping spree’s draining her friend’s bank account for a week. On July 15th, Casey’s mother, Cindy, calls police to arrest her daughter on stealing family’s car and money. She also told police that her granddaughter may also be missing and that she got her daughters car and it smelled as if there was a dead body in it.