Even before President Barack Obama confirmed that Osama Bin Laden was dead in a televised speech Sunday night, people across the world took to Twitter to speculate, celebrate and discuss the death of Al Qaeda's long-time leader, sharing 140-character messages of joy, confusion, fear and hope about the death of the man behind the deadly Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.
Vienna Patch compiled a timeline of Tweets and ReTweets in and around Vienna that came across our feed before, during and after the Presiden'ts announcement.
10:55 pm: MarkKeam: I still remember 9.11 as if it happened yesterday.10 years long time to wait for justice but not too late. God bless America!
10:57 pm: daveweigel: 2031: "Dad, where were you when we learned bin Laden died?" "Kids, I was saying stupid crap about it on Twitter."
11:04 p.m.: MarkKeam: Credit goes to brave men and women in uniform who fought & sacrificed for our freedom.Not time for politicians to take credit.
11:05 p.m: iPaulLee: Are we in a safer or more dangerous world now? Bothered by the thought of escalating retribution.
11:35 pm: President Obama Begins Speech
11:38 pm: RachaelDickson: Hundreds of people outside of the white house in dc- running toward it. This is amazing.
Tuesday May 2
12:15 am: DanKPatrick: multiple military sources say145 members of MDbased Marine's CBIRF team withdrawn from Japan to respond to any US emergency
12:16 am: ColinStorm: Saw earlier: Most of crowd at W.H. was 8-11 yrs old when 9/11 happened. Likely first major event they remember, huge impact.
12:41 am: markknoller: Cheering crowd outside White House estimated at 2500.
12:41 am:chaddukes: Great! He's dead! Can we bring home our troops??? Can we get OUT of these three money sucking wars we are in?? GET OUT OF IT!
1:51am: _JuliaKim Debating on whether to sleep or give up and join the masses in front of the White House on this very historic (early) morning.
7:16 amIAFF_L2068: Remembering our fallen brothers from FDNY L94 and L854 as we wake up and receive word that justice has been done. #9-11 #343
8:39 am: Fairfax Co Patch: Gov. McDonnell: 'The death of Osama Bin Laden brings final justice to the evil perpetrator of the attacks of 9/11.'
9:12 am: TheBeltTeam: Bin Laden's last words: "May Day, May Day"!
Vienna Patch will update tweets throughout the day on Monday.