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Birth Name: Howard Hughes
Born: 12/24/1905
Birth Place: Houston, Texas, USA
Death Place: Houston, Texas, USA
Died: 04/05/1976

Howard Robard Hughes, Jr. was born on Christmas Eve 1905, near Houston, TX. His namesake father was an inventor, whose patent for an innovative rotary rock bit that allowed petroleum drilling in once inaccessible locations became the cornerstone of the Hughes Tool Company, founded in 1909. Naturally curious and scientifically adept at a young age, Hughes built Houston's first radio transmitter when he was only 11 years old, borrowed parts from a steam engine to motorize his bicycle at 12, and by age 14, was auditing engineering and aviation classes at the California Institute of Technology. The death of his mother in 1922 and his father two years later left the 18-year-old Hughes in charge o... Continue Bio >>

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