Events and Catastrophies that Changed America Forever

1078 Words Jan 29th, 2018 4 Pages
On this day, NASA’s space shuttle, Columbia 22, was launched. The price of gas on this day was $1.203 and the federal minimum wage was $5.15 an hour. The median family income was $36,210 per year. The most popular song that week was wannabe by the Spice Girls. The temperature on this day had a high of 76° and a low of 69°. On September 11, 2001, an event known as 9/11 occurred. An Islamic extremist group, Al-Qaeda, hijacked four planes to carry out suicide missions against several targets in the United States. They attacked the World. Trade Center in New York City with two planes, The Pentagon near Washington DC, and the other crashed in a field in Pennsylvania. The attacks are significant to US history because it alerted the country to the vulnerability of our way of life, and to the anger, bitterness and. resentment toward the U.S. by other countries in the world, especially in parts of the Islamic world. Hurricane Katrina was a devastating hurricane that blew through New Orleans, on August 23, 2005. This is significant because 1,836 Americans died, and a whole city was destroyed. Multiples of groups helped with disaster. relief of this hurricane, some of which are Red Cross and the Salvation Army. On February 28th, 1993, in Waco, Texas, David Koresh led the Branch Davidians in a gun battle against a law.enforcement team. Koresh’s team had superior weapons that killed and wounded some of the law enforcement agents, yet the…
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