by M.C. '09

Dr. John Pemberton invented Coca-Cola. He invented it on May 8, 1886. Dr. Pemberton was a veteran of the Civil War. He then became a pharmacist where he claimed it a "brain and nerve tonic." In 1888 Pemberton he sold the company because he was not a very good business man. Later that year, he died.

The drink was named "Coca-Cola" because in the ingredients was a coca leaf and the Kola nut. There is also caffeine, citric acid, limejuice, sugar, vanilla, water and caramel in the drink. Originally it also included cocaine but as the company became popular they had to take it out because of its effect. Recently, Coca-Cola came out with a new type with more vanilla in it.

Coca-Cola's factory is still located in Atlanta, Georgia. However, it is much larger than the original Atlanta pharmacy. It is the largest soft drink producer in the world. Forign people drink other Coca-Cola versions such as Frescolita, Ambasa and Vegitabeta.

Fun Facts
-- 1886 "Drink Coca-Cola"
-- 1904 "Delicious and Refreshing"
-- 1922 "Thirst Knows No Season"
-- 1927 "Around the Corner From Anywhere"
-- 1929 "The Pause That Refreshes"
-- 1936 "It's The Refreshing Thing To Do"
-- 1938 "The Best Friend Thirst Ever Had"
-- 1939 "Whoever You Are, Whatever You Do, Wherever You May Be, When You Think of Refreshment Think of Ice Cold Coca-Cola"
-- 1948 "Where There's Coke There's Hospitality"
-- 1952 "What You Want Is A Coke"
-- 1956 "Coca-Cola - Makes Good Things Taste Better"
-- 1958 "The Cold, Crisp Taste of Coke"
-- 1963 "Things Go Better With Coke"
-- 1970 "It's The Real Thing"
-- 1975 "Look Up America"
-- 1979 "Have a Coke and a Smile"
-- 1982 "Coke Is It!"
-- 1987 "You Can't Beat the Real Thing"
-- 1993 "Always Coca-Cola"

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