This Day in History for 9/11/17

On This Day in History... 

1776 – British–American peace conference on Staten Island fails to stop nascent American Revolutionary War.

2001 – Two hijacked aircraft crash into the World Trade Center in New York City, while a third smashes into The Pentagon in Arlington County, Virginia, and a fourth into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, in a series of coordinated suicide attacks by 19 members of al-Qaeda. A total of 2,996 people are killed.