10 April, 1970 – The Beatles break up as Paul McCartney leaves the band

In their ten years of existence, the British rock group became one of the most successful bands of all time, selling over a billion albums. McCartney's announcement came a week before the release of his debut solo album, the starting point of a successful solo career.

11 April, 1972 – The first episode of I'm sorry I haven't a clue is aired

The BBC's classic comedy show, which was chaired by Humphrey Lyttelton until his death in 2008, is one of the longest-running British radio shows of all time.

12 April, 1988 – The Last Emperor receives nine Academy Awards

Bernardo Bertolucci's biopic about Puyi, the last Emperor of China, was the first film to be awarded all the Oscars it was nominated for.

13 April, 1960 – The world's first satellite navigation system is launched

Transit 1B was primarily used by the U.S. Navy to update the navigation systems aboard their Polaris submarines.

14 April, 1912 – Doomed passenger liner RMS Titanic hits an iceberg in the North Atlantic

The subsequent sinking of the world's largest ocean liner of the time resulted in more than 1500 deaths. It was one of the worst peacetime maritime disasters in history.

15 April, 1935 – The Eastman Kodak Company launches Kodachrome

The photographic film was one of the most popular media used by professional and hobby photographers around the world. The product was discontinued in 2009 because of the advent of digital photography.

16 April, 1964 – The Rolling Stones release their debut album

The album The Rolling Stones, released in the United States with the added title “England's Newest Hit Makers”, topped the UK charts for 12 weeks.