January 22 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2011: The first FoodBlogSouth conference was held at Woodrow Hall.
- 2009: The Statewide Health Coordinating Council voted to clear the way for a hospital in Hoover.
- 1964: The Regional Planning Commission held its first meeting.
- 1926: Minor High School was almost completely destroyed by a fire which started in the chemistry labratory.
- 1908: Harpist Alice Chalifoux was born.
- 1904: Poet John Beecher was born.
- 1877: An English syndicate assumed control of the Alabama & Chattanooga Railroad, renaming it the Alabama Great Southern Railroad.
- 1824: Schoolteacher Lemuel McMillion married Altamirah Freeland in Jefferson County.