Image via Wired
Speaking of things that were freaking LA out during World War II, on yesterday's date in 1943, "Los Angeles residents believe the Japanese are attacking them with chemical warfare," reports Wired. "A thick fog that makes people’s eyes sting and their noses run has taken hold of the city. Visibility is cut down to three city blocks." Yes, it was the city's first big smog. Don't miss the photo gallery.
· July 26, 1943: L.A. Gets First Big Smog [Wired]