25 Unbelievable Facts About 9/11 You Might Not Know

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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2,996 people were killed and over 6,000 were injured during the 9/11 attacks. Collectively, they were the single most deadly terror attacks in recorded world history.

Statue of Liberty on 9-11Source: bbc.com

Despite the destruction and devastation, 18 people were actually rescued alive from the rubble of the WTC.

firefighter at Ground ZeroSource: washingtonpost.com


Al-Qaeda had considered targeting nuclear power plants but decided against it for fear that things could "get out of control."

nuclear plantSource: theguardian.com

343 firefighters and 71 law enforcement officers died in the rescue efforts at ground zero.

firefighters and rescuers memorialSource: nytimes.com


Citizens of more than 90 countries perished in the attacks.

country flagsSource: nytimes.com

Photos: Featured Image: 9/11 Photos via flickr, CC BY 2.0, 25. 9/11 Photos via flickr, CC BY 2.0, 24. pixabay (public domain), 23. wikimedia commons (public domain), 22. pixabay (public domain), 21. US Air Force (public domain), 20. pixabay (public domain), 19. skinnylawyer from Los Angeles, California, USA, Flight 175 section, 9-11 Memorial – Flickr – skinnylawyer (1)CC BY-SA 2.0, 18-17. pixabay (public domain), 16. Jackie via flickr, CC BY 2.0, 15. pixabay (public domain), 14. אילת לב-ארי שלי Pikiwiki Israel, PikiWiki Israel 29909 Geography of IsraelCC BY 2.5, 13. US Coast Guard (public domain), 12. US Air Force (public domain), 11. pixabay (public domain), 10-8. wikimedia commons (public domain), 7. Jim TeVogt via geograph.ieCC BY-SA 2.0, 6. US Air Force (public domain), 5. wikimedia commons (public domain), 4-1. pixabay (public domain)

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