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1885

Confederate Colonel John Pemberton designed Coca-Cola as a substitute for morphine.

Coca-Cola's name is an alliteration of coca leaves and African kola nuts.

The original Coca-Cola formula contained the narcotic cocaine until 1903.

Pemberton's new drink was sold as medicine for morphine addiction, indigestion, nerve disorders, headaches, and impotence.

Coca-Cola had a fixed price of 5¢ from 1886 to 1959.

Coke became the first Olympic sponsor in 1928.

1931

The company began placing ads with Santa Claus in popular magazines, first drawn by Haddon Sundblom.

2015

Coca-Cola attempted to change the formula of the drink with "New Coke".

Did you know that the name Coca-Cola (KO - Get Report) is derived from two of the original ingredients--Coca leaves and Kola nuts?

But that's not even the craziest thing. The original Coca-Cola formula contained the narcotic cocaine until 1903.

The soda giant had a chance to purchase it's rival Pepsi-Cola (PEP - Get Report) in 1922 and 1933. But, it declined on both occasions. (Watch Is Pepsi Okay? The History Behind PepsiCo)

Coca-Cola had a fixed price of 5¢ from 1886 to 1959.

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