Here are Six Things You Probably Didn’t Know About 9/11
#1.) 20 people were pulled out alive from the rubble of the World Trade Center. That included two policemen who were buried for close to 21 hours, and a woman from the 64th floor of one tower who was buried for 27 hours.
#2.) The British lost the second highest number of people. More than EIGHTY nationalities lost at least one life that day. 372 non-Americans were murdered, including 67 Brits.
#3.) The fire lasted for 99 days. The World Trade Center fire wasn’t extinguished completely until December 19th . . . a full 99 days after the attacks.
#4.) A third skyscraper fell. A 47-story building, World Trade Center Building 7, ALSO fell . . . late in the afternoon on 9/11. It wasn’t hit by a plane . . . the fires and collapse of the other towers made it fall.
#5.) One company lost two-thirds of its employees. A financial services firm called Cantor Fitzgerald saw 658 of its 960 employees die on 9/11. Ten years later, the firm has donated more than $180 MILLION to those employees’ families.
#6.) The steel from the WTC was sold. About 185,101 tons of steel were left in the aftermath of the World Trade Center. Much of it has been sold to China and India . . . the rest has been used for memorials.
Here’s a fresh 9/11 montage, that features the songs “Abraham, Martin and John” by Dion, “Dream Baby” by Roy Orbison, “Only the Strong Survive” by Jerry Butler, and “Think (Freedom)” by Aretha Franklin.
The Biography Channel aired a special on Tuesday called “I Survived 9/11,” where 12 survivors from the September 11th attacks recounted their stories. A guy who worked in the second tower of the World Trade Center said he survived the plane hitting the building, he survived the explosion, he survived the burning elevator, and he managed to make it out of the building. But he said as the building started to fall, he thought he was going to get killed by the debris. (From “I Survived 9/11” on Tuesday, September 6, 2011.)