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

Updated: Jan 03, 2020, 09:25 AM(IST)

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.

(Photograph:WION)

1995

The World Trade Organization comes into being.

(Photograph:WION)

2009

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

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