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On September 11th 1994, a man crashed his plane into the White House. (Via Time)
posted by HoldenCaulfield (12 comments total)

 
That's the first thing I remembered when I heard of the attacks. I then (1994) assumed the White House and the Capitol building had extensive anti-aircraft capabilities. Then didn't then and they don't now.
posted by skallas at 4:07 PM on September 16, 2001


The Kremlin in Russia is certainly protected by anti-aircraft installments at various strategic spots. I am not so sure about Parliament Hill in Ottawa, and waht about Sussex drive, the official residence of the Canadian PM, J. Chretien?
posted by HoldenCaulfield at 4:11 PM on September 16, 2001


>The Kremlin in Russia is certainly protected by anti-aircraft installments at various strategic spots.

What about that German kid who landed his Cessna on Red Square a few years back?
posted by nance at 4:12 PM on September 16, 2001


This is very interesting. Of course it is suggestive that someome chose the same date as the 1994 attack.

But, there are only 365 days in the year. Might it be the case that ANY date would yield something moving or significant looking?

It's like the game with birthdays. With only 40 or 50 people in a group, there is a .5 chance that 2 people have the same birthday.

I'll bet that something relevant happened on September 12th, in some year, too. Also, I wonder what September 11th maps to in the Islamic calander?
posted by crunchburger at 4:14 PM on September 16, 2001


Here's the link nance.
posted by HoldenCaulfield at 4:17 PM on September 16, 2001


September 11th marks the start of Islamic month of Jumad-Al-Thani.

I am currently researching the significance of the date. If there is any.
posted by adnanbwp at 4:19 PM on September 16, 2001


Probably they chose the date based on a linear algebra solution of airline schedules.
posted by crunchburger at 4:33 PM on September 16, 2001


Official residences have been penetrated successfully during recent times. The Canadian Prime Minister was confronted by an intruder at 24 Sussex Drive a few years ago and I believe the Queen of England had an uninvited visitor in her bedroom at Buckingham Palace sometime last decade. I believe both of these were just old fashion trespassing - no aeronautics.
posted by tdca at 4:37 PM on September 16, 2001


Off topic here, but Dubya's term won't be complete without a pie in the face.
posted by HoldenCaulfield at 4:48 PM on September 16, 2001


I am currently researching the significance of the date.

This site did the same thing. It is a national holiday in Catalonia, "Evening of Destiny" in Tunisia, New Year in Ethiopia, on Sept. 11th 1973 there was the coup in Chile and Henry Hudson discovered Manhattan island on Sept. 11th 1609.
posted by arf at 4:52 PM on September 16, 2001


ooh, I looked in my journal from last year... and on September 11th, 2000 I bought pudding pops.
posted by Dane at 7:51 PM on September 16, 2001


And O. Henry (William Sydney Porter) was born on September 11, 1862
posted by terrapin at 12:47 PM on September 17, 2001


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