Jan. 19, 1937 Howard Hughes sets LA-Newark air record

Hughes H-1 (The Book About Aircraft, 1936)USA Howard Hughes Racing Aeroplane which holds the world’s land speed record of 352 miles per hour

Jan. 19, 1937, the millionaire Howard Hughes set a transcontinental air record by flying his monoplane from Los Angeles to Newark, N.J., in 7 hours, 28 minutes and 25 seconds.

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