This Day in Jewish History 1837: Rabbi's Son Is Born, Will Become Crack Shot, Bodybuilder and Journalist

Irked at criticism in Philo Jacoby's newspaper, a rival editor threatened to horsewhip the 'bullet-headed little Jew,' then saw him twist horseshoes.

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December 5, 1837, is the birthdate of Philo Jacoby, marksman extraordinaire, body-building strongman and Jewish newspaperman in 19th-century San Francisco.