The hour-by-hour tale of terrorist attacks

September 11, 2001, 8:45 a.m. New York time. Thousands of employees throng the streets of Manhattan to their offices, under a radiant sky.

1,600 kilometers away, George Walker Bush, the 43rd President of the United States, is visiting an elementary school in Sarasota, Florida. He meets the students of the Emma E. Booker school, located in the underprivileged neighborhood of Newton.

The president came to attend a reading class, and to give a speech on education and the policy put in place by the government to help underprivileged students.

8:46 am. An unusual noise disturbs the hubbub of the streets of Manhattan. It is that of the reactors of an airplane, a Boeing 767 of the company American Airlines. Passers-by barely have time to look up to see it as the machine hits the north tower of the World Trade Center, between the 93rd and 99th floors. It is the start of a day of horror that will mark history forever.

Find in the video at the head of the article, the hour by hour account of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

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