This Day in Failure: August 25

2017: U.S. president Donald Trump pardons Joe Arpaio, 85, who had been convicted of criminal contempt for disregarding a court order in a racial-profiling case. The move spares the former Arizona sheriff a jail sentence and sparks an outcry from civil rights groups. 

2010: Professional golfer Jim Furyk oversleeps and misses his 7:30 tee time at The Barclays pro-am, resulting in disqualification from the tournament, held at Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus, New Jersey. More quirky golf failures.

1927: The U.S. Navy training dirigible Los Angeles is moored at the mast at Lakehurst, New Jersey, when a strong breeze lifts its tail dramatically. The cooler air at the slightly higher altitude exacerbates the problem until the vessel is in a comical-looking near vertical position, standing straight up on its nose.