1936: The 50th Anniversary of Coca-Cola
In 1936 The Coca-Cola Company celebrated the 50th anniversary of Coca-Cola, invented in 1886 by John Pemberton. There was a lot for The Coca-Cola Company to celebrate. When Coca-Cola was first sold in 1886, soda fountains served a mere nine glasses of Coke in a day. By 1936 soda fountains were serving over 10 million glasses of Coke in a single day.
Part of the celebration by The Coca-Cola Company was to look back to its humble beginnings and to commemorate their incredible progress. This ad was released as part of that retrospective:
Coca-Cola has continued to see great milestones through the years and today Coca-Cola sells about 1.4 billion beverage servings every day. Celebrate Coca-Cola in your own way by adding Coke decor to your home and business. With wall decals, large metal signs and stickers, there are a lot of ways to show the love!