Coca-Cola was invented on this day in 1886 in which U.S. city?
Answer: Coca-Cola was born in Atlanta, Georgia, on May 8, 1886. Dr. John Stith Pemberton, a local pharmacist, carried a jug of Coca-Cola syrup to Jacobs’ Pharmacy in downtown Atlanta, where it was mixed with carbonated water and sold it for five cents a glass. In the first year, Pemberton sold just 9 glasses of Coca-Cola a day. Coca-Cola has grown to the world’s most ubiquitous brand, with more than 1.9 billion beverage servings sold each day. The World of Coca-Cola Coke Museum is located in downtown Atlanta showcasing the history of The Coca-Cola Company.
Atlanta is the capital of the U.S. state of Georgia. It played an important part in both the Civil War and the 1960s Civil Rights Movement. Atlanta History Center chronicles the city’s past, and the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site is dedicated to the African-American leader’s life and times. Downtown, Centennial Olympic Park, built for the 1996 Olympics, encompasses the massive Georgia Aquarium.