The first synagogue in America was built in this city.

  • Baltimore
  • Charleston
  • New York
  • Savannah

Today in History: Born on January 22

1440

Ivan III (the Great), grand prince of Russia.

1561

Sir Francis Bacon, English philosopher, statesman, essayist (The Advancement of Learning).

1788

Lord George Byron, English romantic poet ("Lara," "Don Juan.")

1874

D.W. [David Wark] Griffith, influential U.S. film director (The Birth of A Nation, Intolerance).

1890

Fred Vinson, Thirteenth Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

1906

Willa Brown-Chappell, pioneer aviator.