September 11, 2001
Hijackers from the group al-Qaeda crash two jets into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City. Shortly after, both towers collapsed. A third jet was crashed into the Pentagon. A fourth plane crashed into a rural field in Somerset County, Pennsylvania. The official count was 2,997 deaths in the attacks including the hijackers.
Perhaps we can make this photo go viral again. This is Officer Chris Amoroso of the NYNJ Port Authority Police. This photo is at 911 with the towers behind him. After saving this pregnant woman Chris decided to go back in for his 5th time. Despite having a wife and baby at home, despite being only 29 yr old, Chris and 59 other Police officers and 343 Firefighters never made it back out. You can curse us out, spit, defund and disrespect- but when you call for me I’ll be there. Thats what makes us different. Im not looking for responses especially political ones. Just remember Chris and share his story. No sports number on his chest, no large contract no anthem to kneel to, just a real hero. #NeverForget
First Television Drama
September 11, 1928
The Queen’s Messenger is broadcast by WGY of Schenectady, New York. Viewers could watch via 3-inch television sets that were set up in various places in the New York City area. The production was a test of General Electric’s 48-line television system and lasted 40 minutes.
The Queen’s Messenger was a one act radio drama adapted for television about a British diplomat who has a romantic encounter with a mysterious woman who is secretly trying to obtain the documents he is carrying.