On this Day: the invention of Pepsi-Cola

574px-Pepsi_Cola_logo_1902_svgThe first logo used by Pepsi from 1898 to 1905.

The original Pepsi logo. X

Carbonated soft drink Pepsi, invented by American pharmacist Caleb Bradham, had its official birthday on the 28th of August, 1898.

Caleb_Davis_BradhamPhotograph of Caleb Davis Bradham (1867-1934), inventor of Pepsi-Cola.

Caleb Bradham circa 1900 X

Aged thirty-one at the time, Bradham had been selling the drink under the name “Brad’s Drink” in his North Carolina store. The name was changed to Pepsi-Cola after pepsin and kola nuts, both ingredients in the drink.

 

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