Showing posts with label 1891. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 1891. Show all posts

Monday, March 12, 2018

This Day in Pop Culture for March 12

Coca-Cola was bottled for the first time on March 12, 1891

Coca-Cola is Bottled for the First Time

Though the earliest versions of Coca-Cola were first created in 1886, then considered a medicinal tonic, it wasn’t until this day in 1891 that the beverage was bottled. The first bottles, (far left) look nothing like the bottles we see today. Coke was originally bottled in Vicksburg, Mississippi at the Biedenharn Candy Company. In 1899, the first official Coca-Cola Bottling Company was opened in Chattanooga, Tennessee. And in 1915, the shape of the bottle changed to the “hobble skirt” design that we all know and love.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

This Day in Pop Culture for April 1

Wrigley Jr. Company was formed on April 1, 1891.

The Wrigley Company is Formed

The William Wrigley Jr. Company was formed on this day in 1891 in Goose Island, Chicago, Illinois and began selling items like soap and baking powder. In what sounds like an April Fool’s joke, Wrigley began including packs of chewing gum with the baking powder. It is no surprise that the gum became more popular and the company began to focus sole only chewing gum. Today, it is still the largest manufacturer of chewing gun in the world. The company’s big three brands were and still are Juicy Fruit (1893), Spearmint (1893) and Doublemint (1914). In 2005, the company bought out Lifesavers and Altoids from Kraft Foods. Then, in 2008, Mars purchased Wrigley.