This Day in Aviation History

January 13th and 14th, 1936
 Howard Hughes makes a record-breaking sprint across the United States from Burbank, California to Newark, New Jersey in 9 hours 26 min 10 seconds at an average speed of 259 mph (417 km/hr). He uses a Northrop Gamma specially fitted with a 1,000-hp (747-kW) Wright SR-1820-G2 radial engine.

Wikipedia, Howard Hughes:

YouTube, Us Flight Record (1936): “There is no sound”

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