The day after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in New York City, newspapers captured the shock and horror. New York Post / Source: Newseum

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

For many people, the attacks were the biggest news story of their lifetime. Almost all who experienced it can remember where they were when they heard of the attacks.

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


The Newseum, a museum in Washington, DC, that chronicled the history of media, archived more than 100 newspapers from September 12, 2001, the day after the attacks. The front pages of these newspapers, bearing headlines like "ACT OF WAR" and "AMERICA'S DARKEST DAY," underscore the impact the attacks had on the American psyche.

Here is what newspapers looked like the day after September 11, 2001.

The New York Times

New York Times / Source: Newseum

New York Post / Source: Newseum

New York Daily News

New York Daily News / Source: Newseum

The Washington Post / Source: Newseum

USA Today

USA Today / Source: Newseum

The Atlanta Constitution

The Atlanta Constitution / Source: Newseum

The Los Angeles Times

The Los Angeles Times / Source: Newseum

Detroit Free Press

Detroit Free Press / Source: Newseum

The San Francisco Examiner

The San Francisco Examiner / Source: Newseum

Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune / Source: Newseum

Newsday

Newsday / Source: Newseum

People

People / Source: Newseum

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Seattle Post-Intelligencer / Source: Newseum

Canada's The Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail / Source: Newseum

London's The Daily Telegraph

The Daily Telegraph / Source: Newseum

London's The Times

The Times / Source: Newseum

Melbourne's Herald Sun

Herald Sun / Source: Newseum

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