(Saturday, April 24, 1976) — Wings at the Speed of Sound by Paul McCartney’s band Wings peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard 200 albums chart for seven non-consecutive weeks (Apr. 24, May 29, June 19/26, July 3/10/17, 1976).
It was McCartney’s fifth of seven number one albums on the chart since The Beatles broke up in 1970 (1970-1982).
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(Easter Monday, April 24, 1916, shortly before midday GMT) — The Easter Rising armed insurrection was launched today as Irish republicans seized several key sites in Dublin to push for an end to British rule in Ireland and establish an independent Irish Republic.