25 Unbelievable Facts About 9/11 You Might Not Know

Posted by , Updated on September 7, 2017


What were you doing on the morning of September 11, 2001? Assuming you are old enough, you can probably remember it quite clearly. That single day completely changed the world we live in. And although many of the changes were for the worse, on that fateful day, the world came together in ways that we often forget about. So in honor of those who lost their lives, we bring you 25 unbelievable facts about 9/11 you might not know.

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19,435 body parts were eventually recovered.

Ground Zero fire engineSource: bbc.com

Christine Lee Hanson was the youngest victim of the attacks at only 2 years old. She was on board flight 175 with her parents. It was her first plane trip.

Christine Lee HansonSource: nytimes.com

Following the attacks, the Masai tribe of Kenya gave 14 of their best cattle to the United States.

MasaiSource: bbc.com

F-16 pilot Lt. Heather “Lucky” Penney and her commanding officer were immediately called from Andrews Air Force Base. Their mission? Take down Flight 93. The only problem was that they didn't have enough time to load the planes with ammo...so they were going to fly straight into it. However, Flight 93's passengers took the plane down before they could get there.

fighter jetsSource: nytimes.com

In 2006, Russia presented the US with a 9/11 memorial which was erected in Bayonne, New Jersey. It has come to be known as the "Tear Drop Memorial."

Tear Drop MemorialSource: washingtonpost.com

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