Special Report—United We Stand

Background Information on September 11, 2001

Timelines, maps, information on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, Afghanistan, the Taliban, Osama bin Laden, and more.

Timeline of Events on September 11, 2001
A timeline of events from Infoplease®.

Map of Attacks on September 11
Maps of New York City and Washington, D.C., trace the sequence of events on September 11, 2001.

Timeline of Events Following September 11, 2001
A listing of key events following the attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C.

Background Information on the Pentagon
Information about the Pentagon, the headquarters of the United States Department of Defense.

World Trade Center History
Read about the massive skyscrapers that became instant landmarks in New York City.

Biography of Osama bin Laden
The federal government has officially named Osama bin Laden, a known terrorist based in Afghanistan, as the prime suspect in the attacks.

Background on Afghanistan
Maps and regional information on Afghanistan.

Who Are the Taliban?
Background information on the Taliban.

Worst United States Disasters
Learn about other U.S. disasters here.