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June 28: Mr. Table Tennis

Sol Schiff, whose forehand slam made him one of the world’s best ping-pong players in his teen years, was born in New York in 1917. At 15, he won the New York junior title and the public high school table tennis championships; at 16, after dropping out of high school to play in tournaments, he […]

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August 13: International Left Handers Day

The first International Left Handers Day was celebrated on this date in 1976 by Left Handers International, an organization that is long since defunct. The day is still marked by lefties, however, who make up nearly 10 percent of the world population. Famous Jewish left handers include, in no particular order, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Lenny […]

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