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WHAT HAPPENED

Saturday, Feb. 4, 2006

The world watched in horror as New York becomes the scene of the worst terrorist attack in North America.
The world watched in horror as New York became the scene of the worst terrorist attack in North America.
A day of Infamy
By JOHN STACKHOUSE, The Globe and Mail
Wednesday, September 12, 2001

President George W. Bush last night vowed swift and severe retribution against those who carried out the worst terrorist attack in history, one that summoned the ghosts of Pearl Harbor and shattered every American's belief that the age of war was behind them.

Vowing a "war against terrorism," Mr. Bush returned to a stunned Washington, D.C., last night to assure Americans that after a day of engineered catastrophe, in which thousands died, the world's strongest military power was ready to strike back at an enemy - even one he could not identify.
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Chronology of a nightmare
By MURRAY CAMPBELL
With files from AP and Reuters
Wednesday, September 12, 2001

The first plane came from the south, swooping low in the crystal blue skies over the glistening Hudson River at the beginning of what promised to be a transcendently lovely late-summer day.
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Today our nation saw evil,' Bush says
By DARREN YOURK, Globe and Mail Update
Tuesday, September 11, 2001

Speaking in a stern tone, U.S. President George W. Bush said Tuesday night that the attacks that shook the foundation of the nation's landmarks of power and prestige have failed to crumble the foundation of America.

"The pictures of airplanes flying into buildings, fires burning and huge structures collapsing have filled us with disbelief, terrible sadness and a quiet, unyielding anger," Mr. Bush said in his brief address Tuesday night. "These acts of mass murder were intended to frighten our nation into chaos and retreat, but they have failed."
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An aircraft is seen as it is about to fly into the World Trade Center. Photo: AP/ABC
Photo: AP/ABC
An aircraft is seen as it is about to fly into the World Trade Center.
Terrorists attack United States
By Terry Weber, Globe and Mail Update
Tuesday, September 11, 2001

Co-ordinated strikes level World Trade Center, damage Pentagon; condemned by world leaders

In a shocking wave of terrorism, the United States was attacked Tuesday, with two airplanes striking the World Trade Centre — levelling the landmark building's twin towers and a smaller building — while another strike left fire and smoke pouring out of the Pentagon.
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Terrorist attack declared new 'Pearl Harbor'
CTVNEWS.com Staff
Tuesday, September 11, 2001

Striking at the heart of U.S. military power, an airliner, apparently steered by hijackers, plowed into the Pentagon causing extensive damage and pushing the number of victims from Tuesday's attack even higher.
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By ALLISON DUNFIELD, Globe and Mail Update
Tuesday, September 11, 2001

Terrified witnesses streamed from the area of the World Trade Center after an apparent terrorist attack on the twin towers at the start of the business day Tuesday.

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By RICHARD BLOOM
Globe and Mail Update with Reuters
Tuesday, September 11, 2001

U.S. President George W. Bush vowed swift revenge on the terrorists that unleashed the deadly attacks on New York and Washington Tuesday, saying "the United States will hunt down and punish those responsible for these cowardly acts."
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CTVNEWS.com Staff
Tuesday, September 11, 2001

Prime Minister Jean Chretien says he's horrified by the attacks, and called those responsible "cowardly" and "depraved."

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Web sites, phone networks under strain
By JACK KAPICA
Globe and Mail Update
Tuesday, September 11, 2001

In its toughest test yet, the Internet has come up wanting.

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Pentagon nerve centre of U.S. military
CTVNEWS.com Staff
Tuesday, September 11, 2001

The Pentagon is the headquarters of the U.S. Department of Defense. At present, it is home to approximately 26,000 military and civilian employees and roughly 3,000 non-defense support personnel who work in its 3,705,793 square feet of dedicated office space.

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Twin towers built to withstand jet crash
CTVNEWS.com Staff
Tuesday, September 11, 2001

Built in 1973, the twin towers of the World Trade Center were engineered to withstand the force of a 747 slamming into them, the author of a book about the buildings tells Bloomberg.

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  • In Canada - Relatives of Canadian victims of the World Trade Centre attacks wonder why there's no six-month memorial here at home.

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