Today – January 22

 Today’s Notable Birthdays

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 U. S. Birthdays

D. W. Griffith – Pioneering film director.

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Photograph of movie director D. W. Griffith sitting at a rolltop desk. Courtesy of the New York Public Library Digital Collection. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

David Llewelyn Wark “D. W.” Griffith (January 22 1875 – July 23, 1948) was a premier pioneering Academy Award-winning American film director. He is best known as the director of the groundbreaking 1915 film The Birth of a Nation and the subsequent film Intolerance (1916).

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World War Cycle – The Gilded Age – First Turning, High (1866-1885)

Missionary Generation – Prophet (Idealist) (1860-1882)

 


Frederick Moore Vinson – 13th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States

Fred M. Vinson was Truman's pick for Chief Jus...
Fred M. Vinson was Truman’s pick for Chief Justice of the United States. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Frederick Moore Vinson (January 22, 1890 – September 8, 1953) served the United States in all three branches of government and was the most prominent member of the Vinson political family. In the legislative branch, he was an elected member of the United States House of Representatives from Louisa, Kentucky, for twelve years. In the executive branch, he was the Secretary of Treasury under President Harry S. Truman. In the judicial branch, he was the 13th Chief Justice of the United States, appointed by President Truman.

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World War Cycle – Missionary Awakening Era – Second Turning, Awakening (1886-1909)

Lost Generation – Nomad (Reactive) (1883-1900)


Foreign Birthday

Francis Bacon – Influential English statesman/scientist

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English: Egg Tempera on Canvas (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban (22 January 1561 – 9 April 1626) was an English philosopher, statesman, scientist, lawyer, jurist, and author. He served both as Attorney General and Lord Chancellor of England. Although his political career ended in disgrace, he remained extremely influential through his works, especially as philosophical advocate and practitioner of the scientific revolution. Indeed, his dedication may have brought him into a rare historical group of scientists who were killed by their own experiments. His most celebrated works include The New Atlantis.

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Elder of  Colonial Cycle – Puritan Generation – Prophet (Idealist) (1584-1614)

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