13 June It Happened Today
1381 The “Peasants Revolt” gets under way as a crowd of angry peasants march on London.
1842 Queen Victoria becomes the first British monarch to travel by train.
1892 Birth of South African born English actor Basil Rathbone, famous for his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes.
1893 Birth of English writer Dorothy L Sayers.
1956 Real Madrid win the first ever European Cup, beating Stade de Reims 4-3.