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1795: The meter is laid down in Paris  
At the start of the history of civilization, man was "the measure of all things." Or to be more precise: the foot measurement of the respective ruler was taken as the official measurement benchmark. This continued for centuries, even though manipulation of the figures was an inevitability.

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Which unit of measurement was established in Paris on 20 May 1795?
  The kilogram
  The liter
  The meter
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