On this day:
1943 Subhas Chandra Bose declares the creation of Azad Hind or Free India during a mass rally in Singapore.
1959 The Guggenheim Museum, USA, Opens its Doors
1983 The 17th General Conference on Weights and Measures defines a meter as the distance traveled by light in vacuum during a time interval of about three hundred millionth of a second.
Born on this day:
1772 Samuel Taylor Coleridge, English poet, philosophe
Gone on this day:
1969 Jack Kerouac, American author, poet