Category Archive: Food and Drink

Nov 08

November 8, 1789: Bourbon Whiskey “First” Distilled

On this day in 1789, the Reverend Elijah Craig began distilling whiskey in Woodford County, Kentucky. According to legend, this was when bourbon was first created.

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Jul 21

July 21, 1975: Eskimo Joe’s Opens

On this day in 1975, Eskimo Joe’s opened in Stillwater, Oklahoma. This sports bar near the Oklahoma State University (OSU) campus is famous for its merchandise and food.

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Jun 09

June 9, 1869: First Root Beer Sold

On this day in 1869, the first root beer was sold in Charles Hires’ Philadelphia drug store. Hires Root Beer remains the longest selling soft drink in the United States.

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May 15

May 15, 1940: First McDonald’s Opens

On this day in 1940, Dick and Mac McDonald opened McDonald’s Bar-B-Que restaurant in San Bernardino, California. The restaurant, a drive-in with car hop service, was technically the first McDonald’s to open.

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Apr 23

April 23, 1985: New Coke Introduced

On this day in 1985, the Coca-Cola Company introduced New Coke, pulling the original formula of its popular soft drink off the shelves. This move was one of the worst decisions and greatest strokes of luck in business history

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Apr 01

April 1, 1996: Taco Bell Pulls Ultimate April Fools Day Hoax

Happy April Fools Day! On this day in 1996, Taco Bell pulled an all-time hoax in announcing that it was purchasing the Liberty Bell and renaming it the Taco Liberty Bell.

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Feb 23

February 23, 1896: Tootsie Roll Introduced

On this day in 1896, the first Tootsie Roll was sold in a New York candy store. Developed by Austrian immigrant Leo Hirschfield and reportedly named after his five-year-old daughter, Clara “Tootsie” Hirschfield, the Tootsie Roll is now one of the most popular candies in America today.

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