That Sunday turned out to be the dreariest one on record. And it had to go some to pass a handful of others he could recall.
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(To "him" Sundays are so dreary these days.)
'some' is an understatement. It means that it had to go a long way, be really bad in order to surpass the second worse one. So what it does is makes that Sunday [the dreariest one] far and beyond all the other dreary Sundays.