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Brown Signs Nation’s First Smog Law

April 14, 2010 |  7:32 am

April 14, 1960, Smog Bill

April 14, 1960, Brown Signs Smog Bill

April 14, 1960: Gov. Pat Brown signs America’s first law requiring emissions controls on automobiles. "I consider this bill one of the most far-reaching pieces of legislation to come across my desk in my 15 months as governor," he said. In a few years, the old road-draft tubes will be replaced by the "California emissions package."

On the jump, Caryl Chessman says he expects to be executed May 2 … And manager Casey Stengel refuses to predict a pennant win for the Yankees, who finished spring training with the worst record in the American League.

April 14, 1960, Easter Bunny

It’s a cowboy Easter bunny!

April 14, 1960, Caryl Chessman

April 14, 1960, Smog Bill

Evidently the story changed between pages because it doesn’t track precisely.

April 14, 1960, Smog Bill

April 14, 1960, Dadwear


April 14, 1960, Yankees