The Philippines independence
The Philippines was the first country in Southeast Asia to gain independence after World War II, in 1945.
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In Ancient Egypt, when a person’s house cat passed away, the owner would shave their eyebrows to reflect their grief.
Life expectancy in Ancient Rome was from 20 to 30 years.
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Athens is considered the cradle of Western civilisation, being the birthplace of democracy, Western philosophy and literature, the Olympic Games, political science, major mathematical principles and theatre.
Happier cows really do produce more milk, and simply calling cows by individual names ups production by 3.5%.