Take a sip of this trivia
On this day in 1886, John Pemberton, an Atlanta druggist, came up with a headache remedy he concocted over a fire in his backyard. It contained coca leaves and kola nut extract. He had been making something he called "Pemberton's French Wine Coca" but Atlanta had just passed a prohibition law that made his drink illegal. So he had to come up with an alcohol free alternative in which he used sugar instead of wine. His bookkeeper suggested that he name the new drink, "Coca-Cola" and a new era of soft drinks was born. Unfortunately, Pemberton sold off his interest in the company he had formed, so never made the fortune that would have been his due. So when you next drink the sweet bubbly, give a heads up to John.