This Day in Jewish History 1878: Jumping Jew Who Would Set Olympic Record Is Born

A treacherous teammate cost Myer Prinstein one gold medal. He would rebound to win a great many more.

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December 22, 1878, is the birthdate of Myer Prinstein, a Polish-born jumping Jew who competed for the United States in three Olympic Games in the early 20th century, and brought home four gold medals, in the...