October 13, 54 - Nero becomes the Emperor of Rome.
October 13, 1362 - For the first time, Parliament is opened with a speech in English.
October 13, 1399 - The House of Lancaster was begun when Henry IV was crowned King of England.
October 13, 1453 - Edward, Prince of Wales, son of Henry VI, was born at Westminster Palace.
October 13, 1884 - Greenwich is established as the Universal Time Meridian of longitude.