National Have A Coke Day

National Have A Coke Day – this day is for those who love the refreshing taste of a coke. Check out some brief facts and history of Coca-Cola. #NationalHaveACokeDay #CokeDay

National Have A Coke Day

This drink holiday is held each year on May 8. Coke is short for Coca-Cola, a carbonated soft drink. On March 27, 1944, Coca-Cola Company registered the trademark of Coca-Cola. Coke products can be found in over 200 countries around the world that consumes over 1.8 million servings of coke beverages a day. Roughly 12 ounces (360 mL) of soda is one serving.

Other than Sweet Tea, my other favorite beverage is Coca-Cola. I actually prefer bottled or canned Coke over Fountain.

National Have A Coke Day #NationalHaveACokeDay #CokeDay

It is unclear who started National Have A Coke Day.

Brief Facts About Coca-Cola

  1. In the 19th century, John Pemberton invented Coca-Cola, at Pemberton’s Eagle Drug and Chemical House in Columbus, GA.
  2. First Coca-Cola products contained cocaine — but only around 9 milligrams per glass.
  3. Originally marketed as a nerve tonic that “relieves exhaustion.”
  4. First Coca-Cola product was also alcoholic.
  5. Not found in North Korea or Cuba.
  6. Mexican’s drink more cokes than anyone in the world.
  7. Some countries use Cane Sugar instead of Corn Syrup for sweetener.
  8. Say the Coca-Cola acts like a spermicide, but is not recommend for us for that.
  9. The name Coca-Cola refers to two of its original ingredients: kola nuts and coca leaves.
  10. Coca-Cola commissioned American artist Norman Rockwell to illustrate Coca-Cola ads in an idyllic American setting. Of the six illustrations, Coca-Cola has three originals, while the other three are lost

Brief History of Coca-Cola

1886 – Frank Robinson, Pemberton’s bookkeeper, created the script flowering logo that is still used today.

1891 – The first bottling of Coco-Cola occurred at the Biedenharn Candy Company in Vicksburg, Mississippi.

1894 – The first outdoor wall advertisement that promoted the Coca-Cola drink was painted in Cartersville, Georgia

1903 – Cocaine removed from Coca-Cola products.

1914 – The longest running commercial Coca-Cola soda fountain anywhere was Atlanta’s Fleeman’s Pharmacy. The pharmacy closed its doors in 1995 after 81 years.

1932 – Coke invented the six-pack.

1944 – July 12, the one-billionth gallon of Coca-Cola syrup was manufactured by the Coca-Cola Company.

1955 – Cans of Coke first appeared.

1971 – The song “I’d Like To Teach The World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony)” accompanied the coke commercial with the words “I’d like to buy the world a Coke” and “It’s the real thing”.

1980’s – An obscene image on one of the ice cubes in a Coca-Cola ad in South Australia. The company recalled and destroyed all of the posters, and the artist responsible for the image was fired and sued.

2015 – Coca Cola was the world’s third most valuable brand, after Apple and Google.

So when is National Have A Pepsi Day?

I couldn’t find anything on when that day is. If you know, let me know!

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First published May 8, 2018. Last updated or republished May 8, 2019.

About the Author

Author: Steve Patterson

A Christian Blogger that enjoys blogging about the Bible, Theology, God, Jesus Christ, Christian Music, Family, Cats, Odd Holidays, sewing and much more. I have been blogging since 2004, however, I have been blogging on Courageous Christian Father since 2012. I enjoy listening to Christian Music. I am married with 1 daughter, 2 step-sons and a step daughter.

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