Some can't forget 1st World Trade Center attack

Sure, everyone remembers what happened in New York City on Sept. 11, 2001, but who recalls the date of the first attack on the World Trade Center?

Almost no one, in fact. For the record, the center was bombed on Feb. 26, 1993, at 12:18 p.m. Six people were killed and about a thousand more wounded.

Yesterday, some of the people who have that date etched in their brain forever talked about a horrific event, about narrow stairwells, the lack of safety lights in them, and the chaos and confusion that ensued that day.


This was the long-delayed start of civil lawsuits against the Port Authority charging that it should pay for its lack of diligence when it ignored its own security consultants who said an underground public parking garage was a security threat.