1. Howard Hughes was not Mormon and had no reason to leave his estate to that church.
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4. Howard Hughes was en route from his penthouse at the Acapulco Fairmont Princess Hotel in Mexico to the Methodist Hospital in Houston.
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8. Howard Hughes wanted to change the image of Las Vegas to something more glamorous.
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11. On November 24, 1966, Howard Hughes arrived in Las Vegas by railroad car and moved into the Desert Inn.
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20. In 1933, Howard Hughes made a purchase of an unseen luxury steam yacht named the Rover, which was previously owned by British shipping magnate Lord Inchcape.
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21. Howard Hughes proposed to Joan Fontaine several times, according to her autobiography No Bed of Roses.
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26. Howard Hughes attempted to save the aircraft by landing it at the Los Angeles Country Club golf course, but just seconds before reaching the course, the XF-11 started to drop dramatically and crashed in the Beverly Hills neighborhood surrounding the country club.
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27. Howard Hughes was involved in another near-fatal aircraft accident on July 7, 1946, while performing the first flight of the prototype US Army Air Forces reconnaissance aircraft, the XF-11, near Hughes airfield at Culver City, California.
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28. Howard Hughes dropped Gardner off in Las Vegas and proceeded to Lake Mead to conduct qualifying tests in the S-43.
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29. Howard Hughes had a role in the design and financing of both the Boeing 307 Stratoliner and Lockheed L-049 Constellation.
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32. Howard Hughes was instrumental in changing the image of Las Vegas from its Wild West roots into a more refined cosmopolitan city.
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33. Howard Hughes quickly became one of the most powerful men in Las Vegas.
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34. Howard Hughes was deeply involved in the American real estate industry where he amassed vast holdings of undeveloped land both in Las Vegas and in the desert surrounding the city that had gone unused during his lifetime.
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38. The red brick house where Howard Hughes lived as a teenager at 3921 Yoakum St, Houston today serves as the headquarters of the Theology Department of the University of St Thomas.
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39. Howard Hughes took his first flying lesson at 14, and attended Fessenden School in Massachusetts in 1921.
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43. Howard Hughes was of English, Welsh and some French Huguenot, ancestry, and was a descendant of John Gano, the minister who baptized George Washington.
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