January 1 in History: From world's first 'Mercy' hospital to nightclub fire in Bangkok

Turning the pages of history, this day saw the world's first 'Mercy' Hospital to the World Trade Organization coming into being and a lot more!

1847

The world's first "Mercy" Hospital is founded in the United States.

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1877

Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom is proclaimed Empress of India.

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1885

25 nations adopt Sandford Fleming's proposal for standard time.

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1995

The World Trade Organization comes into being.

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2009

Sixty-six people die in a nightclub fire in Bangkok, Thailand.

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