"She said, Something has happened in New York"
Ground Zero - World Trade Center
Public DomainGround Zero - World Trade Center - Credit: NOAA

The September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center claimed 2,973 lives, shook the American psyche and radically altered international relations. The co-ordinated attacks were made by Al-Quaeda terrorists who hijacked and crashed two airplanes into the Trade Towers and a third into the Pentagon. A fourth plane crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, after passengers on board attempted to wrest control of the plane from their hijackers.