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

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