Monday, May 8, 2017

This Day in Pop Culture for May 8

Coca-Cola is Created

On this day in 1886, Coca-Cola was created by John S. Pemberton and it was served at Jacob’s Pharmacy in Atlanta, Georgia. Initially, the beverage was sold as a medicine and it sold for five cents a glass. According to the company, nine drinks a day were served that first year. It was during this time that some believed that carbonated water was good for your health. Meanwhile, Pemberton claimed that the tonic cured numerous diseases including morphine addiction, dyspepsia, neurasthenia, headache, and impotence. Frank Robinson, the company’s accountant, was responsible for calling the drink “Coca-Cola” and thought that the two “C’s” would look well in advertising. The very first newspaper ad for the product described the beverage as “Delicious and Refreshing Beverage.”

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