On May 15, 1950, Coca Cola became the first product ever to
appear on the cover of Time Magazine. This issue also
featured an in-depth article about the Coca Cola Company.
First sold in 1885 at Morrison's Old Corner Drug Store in
Waco, Texas, Dr Pepper is the oldest soft drink in America.
It was soon followed by Coca-Cola (1886), Pepsi-Cola (1898),
IBC Root Beer (1919), 7-UP (1929), Sprite (1961), and
countless other soft drinks that have long since disappeared
from the shelves.
IBC Root Beer was developed in 1919 by the Independent
Breweries Company in St. Louis as an alternative to
alcoholic beverages during prohibition.
When C.L. Grigg first introduced 7-UP to the world in 1929,
he called it "Bib-Label Lithiated Lemon-Lime Soda." He soon
changed the name to the much easier to pronounce "7-UP."
When Caleb Bradham first created his own carbonated soft
drink to serve fountain customers at his drugstore, he
called the concoction "Brad's Drink." On August 28, 1898,
Bradham renamed his invention "Pepsi-Cola."