On September 11th 2003, Over Three Thousand People died. And about 2,600 of those people died in or around the Twin Towers.
Thousands came from all over the country to help as much as they could. NYC actually had to turn away volunteers that came to rescue the endangered.
An event of courage that not many people know of is the "boat lift."
While many people forgot that Manhattan was an island, others hoped on their boats and evacuated as many people as possible. Over five hundred thousand people were rescued from Manhattan's seawalls in just nine hours. Not a single person was injured in the process of what became known as “the Boat lift.”
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On May 2, 2011, Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden is killed by US Special Forces during an early morning (approximately mid-afternoon on May 1 in the United States) raid in Abbottabad, Pakistan. (CNN,