"Huckleberry Finn" is first published, the first Nobel Prizes are awarded, the first transcontinental flight ends, Playboy debuts, and "Avatar" premieres in theaters, all on this day.
1976: The band Wings release their triple album "Wings Over America." The album would prove another success for Paul McCartney's band, reaching No. 1 in the United States in early 1977 (the last in a five-album stretch of consecutive No. 1 albums for Wings) and No. 8 in the United Kingdom.
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