13 June It happened today…….

1774 Rhode Island becomes the first American colony to ban the importation of slaves.

1842 Queen Victoria becomes the first British monarch to travel by train.

1865 Birth of the Irish poet W B Yeats.

1886 Mad King Ludwig of Bavaria drowns in Lake Starnberg near Munich.

1956 Real Madrid win the first European Cup, beating Stade de Reims 4-3.

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