Coca-Cola is brewed for the first time, Elvis Presley begins boot camp, the last U.S. soldiers leave Vietnam, Henry Fonda wins his first and only Oscar, and the Tennessee Lady Vols complete an unbeaten season, all on this day.
1886: The first batch of what would become known as Coca-Cola is brewed over a fire in a backyard in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. John Pemberton (pictured) created the concoction as a cure for hangovers, stomach ache and headache. He advertised it as a "brain tonic and intellectual beverage," and first sold it to the public a few weeks later on May 8.
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