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.

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