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Today, we celebrate National Have a Coke Day

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Monday is the day to grab a soda! 

May 8 is National Have a Coke Day, according to nationaldaycalendar.com. You are advised to celebrate the holiday by grabbing a Coke or having a glass of the beverage. People are also encouraged to post pictures to social media with the hashtag #NationalHaveACokeDay.  

Coca-Cola is often referred to as "Coke that is a carbonated soft drink that is produced by The Coca-Cola Company." Since March 27, 1944, Coke has been a registered trademark of the Coca-Cola Company in the United States.

Nationaldaycalendar.com said that Coca-Cola products are found in more than 200 countries and there are more than 1.8 million company beverage servings each day.

Nationaldaycalendar.com has some important dates involving coke: 

  • Late 19th century, John Pemberton invented Coca-Cola, at Pemberton’s Eagle Drug and Chemical House in Columbus, Georgia, intending it as a patent medicine
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 1944 – July 12, the one-billionth gallon of Coca-Cola syrup was manufactured by the Coca-Cola Company.
  • 1955 – Cans of Coke first appeared.

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