In the United States of America, today is Patriot Day honoring the three-thousand people killed during the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001 in addition to the destruction of several of the World Trade Center buildings and damage to the Pentagon. Terrorists had previously tried to destroy the WTC before but only did relatively minimal damage, an event referenced in the Spider-Man episode "Duel of the Hunters", but later removed in syndication out of respect for the 9-11 victims.

World Trade Center