‘AMERICA’S DARKEST DAY’: Check out headlines from around the world 24 hours after 9/11

The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 happened exactly 19 years ago on Friday.

For many people, the attacks were the biggest news of their lives. Almost everyone who lived through it remembers where they were when they heard about the attacks.

Many people who remember that day also remember the next morning when newspapers around the world captured the horror, shock and sadness people felt.


The Newseum, a Washington, DC museum that chronicles the history of the media, has archived more than 100 newspapers from September 12, 2001, the day after the attacks. The front pages of these newspapers, bearing titles like “ACT OF WAR” and “AMERICA’S DARKEST DAY,” underscore the impact of the attacks on the American psyche.

This is what the newspapers looked like in the aftermath of September 11, 2001.

New York Times / Source: Newseum


New York Post / Source: Newseum


New York Daily News / Source: Newseum


The Washington Post / Source: Newseum


USA Today / Source: Newseum


The Atlanta Constitution / Source: Newseum


The Los Angeles Times / Source: Newseum


Detroit Free Press / Source: Newseum


The San Francisco Examiner / Source: Newseum


Chicago Tribune / Source: Newseum


Newsday / Source: Newseum


People / Source: Newseum


Seattle Post-Intelligencer / Source: Newseum


The Globe and Mail / Source: Newseum


The Daily Telegraph / Source: Newseum


The Times / Source: Newseum


Herald Sun / Source: Newseum

Melbourne Herald Sun

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