History Blog

December 22

Happy Birthday RIP Claudia “Lady Bird” Johnson(1912–2007) Barbara Billingsley(Combes 1915–2010) Eugene Rayburn(Yelyenich Rubessa 1917–1999) Maurice and Robin Gibb(1949–2003;2012) ; Hector Elizondo–85 Lila Diana Sawyer–76 Bernadette Stanislaus–68 Ralph Fiennes–59 Heather Donahue–47 ; 1877 Thomas Edison’s phonograph is announced by Scientific American ; 1932 “The Mummy” directed by Karl Freund and starring Boris Karloff is released in the US – 1st Mummy horror film ; 1937 – The Lincoln Tunnel opens to traffic in New York City