The first synagogue in America was built in this city.
- New York
Today in History: Born on January 22
Ivan III (the Great), grand prince of Russia.
Sir Francis Bacon, English philosopher, statesman, essayist (The Advancement of Learning).
Lord George Byron, English romantic poet ("Lara," "Don Juan.")
D.W. [David Wark] Griffith, influential U.S. film director (The Birth of A Nation, Intolerance).
Fred Vinson, Thirteenth Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Willa Brown-Chappell, pioneer aviator.