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The man who ordered the grounding of all aircraft in the U.S. Sept 11 2001 was on his first day of the job.

Older U.S.A. presidential limousines are at the Henry Ford Museum, but after Sept. 11, 2001, the Secret Service adopted a policy to destroy the limos after they are taken out of service in order to protect their security secrets.

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  1. At least six air traffic controllers who dealt with two of the hijacked airliners on Sept. 11, made a tape recording that same day describing the events, but the tape was destroyed by a supervisor without anyone making a transcript or even listening to it.

  2. On Sept 11, 1997, a man claiming to be an ex-Area 51 employee frantically called into a radio station. During the call, the radio station suffered a satellite failure.

  3. A window washer's squeegee saved 6 lives during the Sept 11 attacks

  4. Patriots" Day is not the same as Patriot Day. Patriot Day is the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in the United Sates.

  5. The names of the victims on 9/11 are inscribed on the edge of the reflecting pools, including the 2,977 from Sept. 11, 2001, and the names of the 6 people killed in the bombing in 1993.

  6. In Chile, Sept. 11 marks the day a coup d’état by the armed forces and national police, assisted by the US, overthrew Salvador Allende, leading to his suicide, and was followed by Augusto Pinochet’s junta rise to power.

  7. Every year on Sept. 11th the names of the victims are read aloud in New York City.

  8. Flight 11 crashed into the World Trade Center north tower at 8:46am on Sept. 11th, 2001. This was the first attack that day.

  9. In 1752, the British skipped 11 days to align their calendar with the Gregorian calendar: thus, 2 Sept was followed by 14 Sept. Some history books say that people rioted, asking that their "11" be returned.

  10. To comfort Americans stranded in England after sept. 11 Coldstream Guards Played Star Spangled Banner

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Concorde crashed on July 25, 2000. Concorde grounded all planes afterwards. 14 months later, British Airways flew a test flight with their Concorde staff. The day they flew was Sept. 11, 2001.

The traditional horoscope dates are wrong - over thousands of years the true dates have changed by about a month: Capr: Jan. 20, Aqu: Feb. 16, Pisc: March 11, Aries: Apr 18; Taur: May 13; Gem, June 21; Cancer: July 20; Leo, Aug. 10; Vir: Sept. 16; Lib, Oct. 30; Scor: Nov. 23; Sag: Dec. 17. - source

On Sept 11, 40 to 60 slower-moving mobility-impaired occupants evacuating WTC1 were removed from the stairway and placed on the 12th floor to clear the stairwell for other evacuees. It is not known whether any survived the collapse of WTC1. - source

The US had plans to attack the Taliban months before the Sept 11 attacks - source

The Bush Administration discussed invading Iraq 10 days after his inauguration, 8 months before Sept. 11 according to memos provided by his former Treasury Secretary.

Mark Knopfler's song If This Is Goodbye is about the last phone calls from the twin towers on Sept 11: The "I Love You" in these phone calls constituted a kind of victory

DEVO's Jerry Casale, who was married on Sept. 11, 2015, had a wedding cake in the shape of the Twin Towers.

The West Wing episode "Isaac and Ishmael" was the first TV drama to deal with Sept. 11

The U.S. government started keeping secret records of Americans' international telephone calls nearly a decade before the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, harvesting billions of calls in a program that provided a blueprint for the far broader National Security Agency surveillance that followed

The only murder in New York City on Sept. 11, 2001, not at the World Trade Center remains a mystery

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Nearly 17 years later, 40% of Sept. 11 victims are still waiting to be identified.

The co-creator of Frasier, David Angell, died in the Sept. 11 attacks

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