It's May 25, 1965, the date of two milestones. First, it's the much anticipated heavyweight boxing rematch between Sonny Liston and Cassius Clay. All of the guys from the office are planning on watching the fight at the Loews movie theater, making a night out of it with dinner and drinks beforehand, with Roger and Don having work plans with the Ponds clients before the match. And second, it's Peggy's twenty-sixth birthday. She receives an initially intriguing birthday present from Duck, the present which she quickly realizes is less substantial than at first glance. But it ends up not being the greatest birthday for her when she and Don butt heads over the latest campaign for Samsonite, this argument for Peggy an extension of her recent negative feelings toward Don. But working on the campaign, which makes Peggy miss her birthday dinner with Mark (the dinner which for Mark is more important than he initially lets on) and Don miss both his work function with Roger and the fight, leads ... Written by
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Muhammad Ali vs. Sonny Liston II happened on May 25, 1965 in Lewiston, Maine. Ali was deemed the winner of the fight, however controversy surrounded the decision. This is one of the highest rated episodes of the series. See more
[regarding the upcoming Cassius Clay/Sonny Liston boxing match
If I wanted to see two Negroes fight, I'd throw a dollar bill out my window.
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