The 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center in Manhattan were some of the most deadliest ambushes in American history. A whopping 65,000 personal items were recovered from the damage and debris, including nearly 150 wedding rings and 400 watches.
Even years later, the death count is still being altered, and it now totals to 2,753 victims. These events will never be forgotten. Everyone can remember where they were and what they were doing when the news broke out. Here is our list of the most enthralling 9/11 facts you didn’t know were true.
1 Drowning the Sorrows
Following the 9/11 attacks, alcohol consumption in Manhattan increased 25%.
2 Family Loss
Over 3,000 kids lost one or both parents from the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
3 The After-Effects
Those who survived the attacks (and those who lived nearby) suffered from higher rates of lung diseases.
4 Fortunate Survivors
As rescue workers dug through the rubble, 18 people were found alive.
5 A Deadly Record
The attack on the Twin Towers killed the most Americans ever in a single terrorist event.
6 Mistaken Safety Procedures
After the first plane crashed into the WTC, inhabitants were told to stay inside.
7 9 Months of Clean-up
The 9/11 bombings resulted in nearly 2 million tons of debris.
8 A Lengthy Recovery
The flames that struck the Twin Towers took firefighters 100 days to put out.
9 A Canine Hero
A blind man was led to safety from floor 78, thanks to his guide dog, Roselle.
10 9/11 Was Not the First Terrorist Attack on the World Trade Center
In February 1993, six lives were claimed from a terrorist bombing.
+ Bonus Knowledge Nuggets
$100 million worth of art was destroyed in the wreck, and only 291 “intact” bodies were retrieved from the rubble at Ground Zero. An eerie tidbit: at Princeton University, a “Random Event Generator” predicted calamity 3 hours prior to 9/11.
9/11: As Events Unfold
The events of 9/11 as they unfolded through actual audio of First Responders, Air Traffic Controllers, Dispatch Personnel, Airline Employees, Pilots, Citizens, Pilots, and Terrorists.
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