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

This Day In History: March 29, 1886 On this day in history, 1886, Dr. John Pemberton mixed the first batch of what would soon become Coca-Cola. Pemberton was a pharmacist and also a former Confederate soldier who was wounded in the Battle of Columbus.  This subsequently led to him becoming addicted to morphine, as happened to many people at the […]

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