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Today in History: 13 March 1884


English Author Hugh Walpole Was Born

On this day in 1884, English novelist Hugh Walpole was born in Auckland, New Zealand, before moving to England in his early years. During his life (which ended on the 1st June 1941) he wrote 36 novels, many short stories and two plays. He was a best-selling auther throughout the 1920s and 1930s.

See also the book:
Hugh Walpole – An Appreciation, by Joseph Hergesheimer

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Today in History – 8 May 1886


First Glass of Coca-Cola Sold: Coca-Cola now Celebrates 125 Years

OK, so this may not be of great historical note in the overall scheme of things, but since I am a huge fan of the drink I have to mention it. Coca-Cola is celebrating 125 years of existence in one form or another – what it is today is not what it was back in the beginning. In the United States, Atlanta pharmacist John Pemberton invented (or perhaps stumbled upon would be more accurate) Coca-Cola while seeking a ‘remedy’ for headache and fatigue (among other claims of things it cured or helped). It was on this day in 1886 that he sold his first Coca-Cola drink at Jacob’s Pharmacy in Atlanta, Georgia.

In 1888 Asa Candler bought the rights to the recipe and began mass producing Coca-Cola as a soft drink. The rest they say is history.

For more visit:
http://www.thecoca-colacompany.com/heritage/ourheritage.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coca-Cola

 


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