Wrigley in History

Historical Events

  • 1891-04-01 The Wrigley Company is founded in Chicago, Illinois.
  • 1974-06-26 The Universal Product Code is scanned for the first time to sell a package of Wrigley's chewing gum at the Marsh Supermarket in Troy, Ohio

Famous Birthdays

  • 1861-09-30 William Wrigley Jr., American industrialist (Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1932)
  • 1933-01-21 William Wrigley III, American chewing gum mogul (Wrigleys)

Famous Deaths

  • 1932-01-26 William K Wrigley, owner (Wrigley Gum, Chicago Cubs), dies