This Day in Failure: July 23

2015: PGA Tour pro Robert Allenby fires his caddie, Mick Middlemo, in the middle of a round during the RBC Canadian Open. As the pair play their way to a front-nine 43, the player and caddie get into a discussion that turns heated – and ends with Allenby sacking Middlemo after the ninth hole. Tom Fraser, a local school principal watching the tournament from the gallery, volunteers to carry Allenby’s bag for the rest of the round. Alleby-Fraser birdie their first hole together, par the next two, then bogey four in a row en route to a 38 and a 9-over 81 that leaves Allenby at the bottom of the leaderboard.

2009: The last edition of the 174 year old Ann Arbor News rolls off the presses with a three-word headline: "Farewell, Ann Arbor." The seven-day-a-week daily is replaced by the online news site annarbor.com.

2008: A collision between chemical tanker MV Tintomara and an American Commercial Lines fuel barge on the Mississippi River spills 420,000 gallons of No. 6 fuel oil, prompting the U.S. Coast Guard to close a 29-mile stretch of the waterway around New Orleans.

2008: After an abrupt change in military policy, Caleb Campbell (United States Military Academy)—selected in the seventh round of the 2008 NFL draft by the Detroit Lions—is ordered to give up professional football for “full-time traditional military duties.”

1984: Miss America Vanessa Williams turns in her crown after it’s discovered that she had once posed nude for Penthouse magazine.