September 11, 2001 Timeline

7:58 a.m. EST United Airlines Flight 175, takes off  from Logan Airport in Boston, enroute to Los Angeles.  It carries 56 passengers and 9 crew members.  
7:59 a.m. American Airlines Flight 11, takes off from Logan Airport in Boston, enroute to Los Angeles.  It carries 81 passengers and 11 crew members.  
8:01 a.m. United Airlines Flight 93, a Boeing 757 takes off from Newark NJ, enroute to San Francisco.  It carries 38 passengers, two pilots, and five flight attendants.  
8:10 a.m. American Airlines Flight 77 departs Washington's Dulles International enroute to Los Angeles.  It carries 58 passengers, two pilots, and four flight attendants.  
8:45 a.m. AA Flight 11, a Boeing 767 crashes into the North Tower, 1 World Trade Center.
9:00 a.m. President Bush arrives at Sarasota, Fla., school for speech. White House chief of staff Andrew Card tells him a plane has crashed into the World Trade Center.  
9:03 a.m. UA Flight 175, also a Boeing 767 slams into the South Tower, 2 World Trade Center
9:05 a.m. President Bush is visiting a second-grade class when Card whispers to him that a second plane has struck the towers.
9:17 a.m. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) shuts down all New York City airports  
9:21 a.m. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey orders all bridges and tunnels into New York City closed.  
9:30 a.m. President Bush addresses the nation from the Sarasota school and says the crashes are "an apparent terrorist attack on our country"
9:32 a.m. The New York Stock Exchanges is closed down  
9:40 a.m. The FAA halts all flights at all U.S. airports.  This is the first time in history that all air traffic has been halted.  
9:43 a.m. AA Flight 77, a Boeing 757 crashes into the Pentagon
9:45 a.m. The White House is evacuated.  
10:05 a.m. The South Tower, 2 WTC collapses.
10:08 a.m. Secret Service agents armed with automatic weapons are stationed in Lafayette Park, across the street from the White House.
10:10 a.m. UA Flight 93, a Boeing 757 crashes near Shanksville  (Somerset County) PA
10:13 a.m. The United Nations building is evacuated  
10:24 a.m. The FAA reports that all inbound transatlantic aircraft flying into the United States are being diverted to Canada.  
10:28 a.m. The North Tower, 1 WTC collapses.
10:45 a.m. All Federal building in Washington DC are evacuated.  
11:02 a.m. New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani urges New Yorkers to stay at home and orders an evacuation of the Manhattan south of Canal Street.  
1:04 p.m. Bush, speaking from Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana, "Make no mistake, the United States will hunt down and punish those responsible for these cowardly acts." view entire speech
1:44 p.m. The Pentagon says five warships and two aircraft carriers will leave the U.S. Naval Station in Norfolk, Virginia, to protect the East Coast from further attack and to reduce the number of ships in port. The two carriers, the USS George Washington and the USS John F. Kennedy, are headed for the New York coast. The other ships headed to sea are frigates and guided missile destroyers capable of shooting down aircraft.  
5:20 p.m. 7 WTC collapses, after being damaged when the twin towers collapsed.  
6:40 p.m. Donald Rumsfeld, the U.S. defense secretary, holds a news conference in the Pentagon, noting the building is operational. "It will be in business tomorrow," he says [NOTE:  building was still on fire]
7:45 p.m. The New York Police Department says that at least 78 officers are missing. The city also says that as many as half of the first 400 firefighters on the scene were killed.  
8:30 p.m. President Bush addresses the nation from the Oval Office,  saying "thousands of lives were suddenly ended by evil"  View entire speech
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