Profession: Pharmacist and Inventor of Coca-Cola
Why Famous: After being wounded in the American Civil War, Pemberton invented Coca-Cola, the world's most ubiquitous soft drink.
Originally intended as a substitute to morphine, he sold the rights to the drink shortly before his death at age 55.
- 1886-05-29 American chemist John Pemberton begins to advertise Coca-Cola
- John Pemberton - Lemelson-MIT