This Day in History: Civil War Veteran and Morphine Addict John Pemberton Invents Coca-Cola

This Day in History: Civil War Veteran and Morphine Addict John Pemberton Invents Coca-Cola

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May 8 marked the 126th anniversary of the invention of Coca-Cola! Pharmacist John Pemberton invented the beverage in 1886. #genealogy   I love this man!!!!!

May 8 marked the 126th anniversary of the invention of Coca-Cola! Pharmacist John Pemberton invented the beverage in 1886. #genealogy I love this man!!!!!

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Coca-Cola” was suggested by Pemberton’s A bookkeeper, Frank Robinson, stemming from the two key ingredients: extracts from the coca leaf and kola nut. Robinson was also the one to first pen the now classic cursive “Coca-Cola” logo.

Coca-Cola” was suggested by Pemberton’s A bookkeeper, Frank Robinson, stemming from the two key ingredients: extracts from the coca leaf and kola nut. Robinson was also the one to first pen the now classic cursive “Coca-Cola” logo.

In 1886, when prohibition laws were passed in some locations, John Pemberton developed Coca-Cola --  Initially, he sold Coca-Cola as a patent medicine for 5 cents per glass near soda fountains; he claimed Coca-Cola could cure diseases like headache, morphine addiction, and impotence. Starting in 1894, Coca-Cola was starting to be sold in bottles

In 1886, when prohibition laws were passed in some locations, John Pemberton developed Coca-Cola -- Initially, he sold Coca-Cola as a patent medicine for 5 cents per glass near soda fountains; he claimed Coca-Cola could cure diseases like headache, morphine addiction, and impotence. Starting in 1894, Coca-Cola was starting to be sold in bottles

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John Pemberton, the man who invented Coca-Cola, changed the beverage market forever when he introduced the drink in 1886. Read his fascinating

John Pemberton, the man who invented Coca-Cola, changed the beverage market forever when he introduced the drink in 1886. Read his fascinating

John Pemberton, inventor of the Coca-Cola in 1888

John Pemberton, inventor of the Coca-Cola in 1888

John Stith Pemberton (July 8, 1831 – August 16, 1888) was a Confederate veteran and an American pharmacist, and is best known for being the inventor of Coca-Cola.

John Stith Pemberton (July 8, 1831 – August 16, 1888) was a Confederate veteran and an American pharmacist, and is best known for being the inventor of Coca-Cola.

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