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This Day In History: 09/11/2001 - Attack on America

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On September 11, 2001 Al-Qaeda terrorists hi-jacked four jets and flew them into the towers of the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and the last was forced down by flight attendants and passengers. This and other events were recapped in this video clip. Russ Mitchell tells us the major historical events that took place on September 11, including the attacks that killed almost 3,000 people. From This Day In History we see that General George Washington and his troops were defeated in the Battle of Brandywine in Pennsylvania, and President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicated the Hoover Dam in Colorado. Also on September 11, the Beatles recorded their first two songs Love Me Do and P.S. I Love You.