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Charles E. Hires

Pharmacist and Root Beer Brewer Charles E. Hires

Full Name: Charles Elmer Hires
Profession: Pharmacist and Root Beer Brewer

United States of America

Why Famous: The first person to brew root beer commercially, Hires created the eponymous Hires Root Beer beverage.

Born: August 19, 1851
Birthplace: Roadstown, New Jersey, USA
Star Sign: Leo

Died: July 31, 1937 (aged 85)

Historical Events

  • 1866-05-16 Charles E. Hires invents "Hires Root Beer"
  • 1869-06-09 Charles E. Hires sells his 1st root beer, in Philadelphia

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