Today in History
January 19, 1937
American industrialist, movie producer and aviator Howard Hughes flies from Los Angeles to Newark, N.J., in 7 hours and 28 minutes, setting a new transcontinental speed record. He flew in the Hughes H-1 racer, which was developed to be the world’s fastest landplane, at an average speed of 332 mph over the 2,490-mile route.
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