Confronted with whatever the equivalent horror in our imaginations might be, somehow I suspect that our representatives would launch into denouncing terra-ists and then hightail it for a bunker in an undisclosed location. But maybe not.
The Works Progress Administration Federal Arts Project (a 1930s Depression stimulus agency) commissioned a mural to commemorate Colonel Abraham Davenport's equanimity:
Employment programs don't always produce high art but it is nice to know the painters kept eating.
There is some speculation that the Dark Day was caused by a Canadian forest fire.
H/t to The Thicket for this story and the Stamford Historical Society for the photo of the mural.