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08/05/1886 Coca-Cola hits the market

Originally intended as a patent medicine, Coca-Cola was invented in the late 19th century by John Pemberton who first mixed it in a brass kettle hung over a backyard fire. It was first sold at Jacob's Pharmacy in Atlanta, Georgia, for five cents a glass. Pemberton claimed Coca-Cola cured many diseases including morphine addiction, indigestion, nerve disorders, headaches, and impotence.

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