19 January 2010

Today in Newark's History

This isn't as random as it sounds.

The NYTimes points out that on Jan 19 1937 "Howard Hughes set a transcontinental air record by flying his monoplane from Los Angeles to Newark, N.J., in seven hours, 28 minutes and 25 seconds."

While little comfort to those standing in the TSA lines this morning, it is a nice reminder that Newark has a rich history and isn't just the city that we know today.

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