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 travelled by light in a 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