Like many cool customs in modern society, the good ol’ Romans created the first obituaries.

According to Wikipedia, the Roman officials carved notices on stone or metal and posted them in public places. The Acta Diurna, which translates to Daily Public Records, contained a mix of official court news and private notices like births, marriages, and deaths. The death notices were the first obituaries. Cool, right?

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