James Clerk Maxwell, Israeli troops and John Dickens: 3 things that happened On This Day 13 June

What happened on this day in history? We round up three famous events, births, battles and deaths...

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13 June

1831: Physicist and mathematician James Clerk Maxwell was born in Edinburgh. Considered one of the most influential scientists of the 19th century, he was particularly known for his theory of electromagnetism.

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1978: After handing over their positions to the Christian and associated militias they had been backing, Israeli troops completed their withdrawal from south Lebanon.

1809: John Dickens, an assistant clerk in the navy pay office at Portsmouth, married Elizabeth Barrow, the daughter of a senior official in the office. Charles, their second child, was born in Portsmouth two-and-a-half years later.

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Compiled by Julian Humphrys – You can follow Julian on Twitter @GeneralJules