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On This Day – June 10 : The French scientist André-Marie Ampère died on this day in 1836

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He was the founder of the study of electrodynamics. He described how two wires carrying current either repel or attract one another depending on whether the current flows in the same or opposite direction. The SI unit of current is named in his honour.

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What happened today in chemistry? Explore 366 days of chemistry history at On This Day in Chemistry, an RSC Learn Chemistry site. rsc.li/chemistry-calendar