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Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia, USA

Coca-Cola was invented in May 1886 by Dr. John S. Pemberton in Atlanta, Georgia. The name "Coca-Cola" was suggested by Dr. Pemberton's bookkeeper, Frank Robinson. He penned the name Coca-Cola in the flowing script that is famous today. Coca-Cola was first sold at a soda fountain in Jacob's Pharmacy in Atlanta by Willis Venable.

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  • 1843 - Atlanta, Georgia founded
    Originally known as Marthasville, Georgia.
    www.wikipedia.org

  • 1854 - Atlanta
    Atlanta, a flourishing city of De Kalb county, Georgia, is situated about 7 miles S. E. from the Chattahoochee river, and on the line of railroads lea...Read MORE...


  • 1864 - September 2 - Union General William T Sherman captures and burns Atlanta

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  • 1868 - Atlanta became capital

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ gatimeln.htm

  • Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    1868 advertisement

    Herring & Leyden
    Clothing House

    The Atlanta Constitution
    Atlanta, Georgia
    July 5, 1868
    Advertisement
  • January 6, 1884 - The temperature dipped to one degree below zero at Atlanta, GA. It marked the final day of a severe arctic outbreak in the South and Midwest

    WeatherForYou.com

  • News 1885 - A FATAL WRECK. FEARFUL ACCIDENT ON THE GEORGIA RAILROAD. FIFTEEN PERSONS KILLED OR FATALLY INJURED. A TERRIBLE RAILROAD ACCIDENT.
    Atlanta, Ga., Dec. 15. - One of the most terrible railroad accidents ever known in Georgia, occurred last night at midnight, fifteen miles from this c...Read MORE...


  • News 1885 - Atlanta, GA Blasting Powder Explosion, Nov 1885. Blown to Atoms.
    Atlanta, Ga., November 5. – Two colored men, Wm. KENNEBREAD and Phil JOHNSON, well-diggers, were blown to atoms yesterday by an explosion of blasting ...Read MORE...


  • News 1886 - May 8 - Jacob's Pharmacy in Atlanta sells 1st Coca-Coke (contained cocaine)

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    May 8, 1886

  • 1886 - March 29 - Atlanta, GA, was drenched with a record 7.36 inches of rain in 24 hours.

    The Weather Channel

  • 1889 - January 15 - The Coca-Cola Company, then known as the Pemberton Medicine Company, is originally incorporated in Atlanta, Georgia.

    historyorb.com

  • Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Klok-Lax
    The Swift-Specific Company
    Atlanta, Georgia
    Found at The Way It Was Museum, Virginia City, Nevada
    Advertisement
  • Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Atlanta Ga. Atlanta Terminal Station
    Postcard
  • News 1894 - March 12 – For the first time, Coca-Cola is sold in bottles.

    www.wikipedia.org
    March 12, 1894

  • 1895 - Atlanta
    Atlanta, at-lan'ta, a flourishing city, capital of Georgia, and seat of justice of Fulton co., is situated on an elevated ridge dividing the waters of...Read MORE...


  • 1898 - July 23 - A two hour thunderstorm deluged Atlanta, GA, with 4.32 inches of rain.
    More than a foot of water flooded Union Depot. Many street car motors burned out while trying to run through flooded streets. It grew so dark before ...Read MORE...


  • 1906 - September 22 - Race riot in Atlanta Georgia, kills 21

    historyorb.com

  • News 1907 - FIRE THREATENED AN ATLANTA BLOCK. Considerable Damage by Flames in Business Section.
    Atlanta, Ga., April 2. – Fire started in Durand’s restaurant at 11 East Alabama street early this morning, gutted the upstairs portion of the restaura...Read MORE...


  • News 1907 - FREQUENT FIRES IN AN ATLANTA HOTEL
    Atlanta, Ga., May 3. - (Special) - A mysterious fire in the Arlington hotel at Marietta and Cone streets at 1 o'clock this morning as a result of whic...Read MORE...


  • Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    A. K. Hawkes Company glasses
    found at Old Drugstore, St Augustine, Florida
    Advertisement
  • Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    New Fulton County Court House, Atlanta, Ga.
    Postcard
  • 1916
    Atlanta, at-lan'ta, a city, capital of Georgia, and seat of justice of Fulton co., is situated on an elevated ridge dividing the waters of the Chattah...Read MORE...


  • News 1917 - May 21 - The Great Atlanta fire of 1917 takes place.
    Fire In Atlanta Razes 100 Blocks; Loss $2,000,000
    Wide Residence Area in Northeast Swept by Flames Starting in Storage Building.
    Soldiers Called To ...Read MORE...


  • 1932 - May 4 - Al Capone, convict of income tax evasion, enters Atlanta Penitentiary

    historyorb.com

  • News 1936 - THREE ARE DEAD, DOZEN INJURED IN ATLANTA FIRE.
    Atlanta, Ga., Nov. 20. - At least three persons were killed, a dozen injured, and $200,000 property damage was caused yesterday by a fire that raged t...Read MORE...


  • 1938 - May 16 - 38 die in Terminal Hotel fire (Atlanta Ga)

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  • 1939 - December 15 - "Gone With the Wind" premieres in Atlanta

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  • Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    The Napsonian School

    Napsonian School (formerly North Ave. Presbyterian) from Ponce de Leon Ave. The picture shows from left to right the Library with High School at rear, the Administration and Elementary School Building, and the Dormitory. This ... Read MORE...

    Postcard
  • 1946 - December 7 - Fire at Winecoff Hotel in Atlanta, kills 119

    historyorb.com

  • News 1949 - 'Gone With the Wind' Author Hit by Taxi
    ATLANTA, Aug. 11. (AP) - A speeding taxicab struck and severely injured Margaret Mitchell Thursday night in front of a theater.

    The author of the c...Read MORE...


  • 1960 - October 19 - Martin Luther King Jr. is arrested at an Atlanta sit-in.

    http://www.independentsentinel.com/

  • 1968 - April 9 - Martin Luther King Jr, buried in Atlanta

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  • Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Masters Golf Tournament ad
    Advertisement
  • News 1971 - FOUR FIREMEN ARE KILLED IN BLAST.
    Atlanta, Ga. (AP) - Four firemen were killed when an explosion ripped through a burning downtown restaurant, trapping them in a basement inferno as th...Read MORE...


  • News 1978 - LOEW'S TOP THREE FLOORS MOSTLY DESTROYED IN FIRE.
    Atlanta (AP) - Flames billowed Monday where Hollywood's spotlight's once played on the ornate facade of LOEW'S Grand Theater, the site of the glamorou...Read MORE...




Old Photos, Pictures, Advertisements and Postcards from Atlanta, Georgia, USA


Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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1868 advertisement

Herring & Leyden
Clothing House

The Atlanta Constitution
Atlanta, Georgia
July 5, 1868
Advertisement



Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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Atlanta Ga. Atlanta Terminal Station
Postcard

Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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Klok-Lax
The Swift-Specific Company
Atlanta, Georgia
Found at The Way It Was Museum, Virginia City, Nevada
Advertisement

Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Pinterest
A. K. Hawkes Company glasses
found at Old Drugstore, St Augustine, Florida
Advertisement

Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Pinterest
New Fulton County Court House, Atlanta, Ga.
Postcard

Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Pinterest
The Napsonian School

Napsonian School (formerly North Ave. Presbyterian) from Ponce de Leon Ave. The picture shows from left to right the Library with High School at rear, the Administration and Elementary School Building, and the Dormitory. This ... Read MORE...

Postcard

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Masters Golf Tournament ad
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  • 1843 - Atlanta, Georgia founded
    Originally known as Marthasville, Georgia.
    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1854 - Atlanta
    Atlanta, a flourishing city of De Kalb county, Georgia, is situated about 7 miles S. E. from the Chattahoochee river, and on the line of railroads... Read MORE...

  • 1864 - September 2 - Union General William T Sherman captures and burns Atlanta

    historyorb.com
  • 1868 - Atlanta became capital

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ gatimeln.htm
  • January 6, 1884 - The temperature dipped to one degree below zero at Atlanta, GA. It marked the final day of a severe arctic outbreak in the South and Midwest

    WeatherForYou.com
  • News  1885 - Atlanta, GA Blasting Powder Explosion, Nov 1885. Blown to Atoms.
    Atlanta, Ga., November 5. – Two colored men, Wm. KENNEBREAD and Phil JOHNSON, well-diggers, were blown to atoms yesterday by an explosion of blasting ... Read MORE...

  • News  1885 - A FATAL WRECK. FEARFUL ACCIDENT ON THE GEORGIA RAILROAD. FIFTEEN PERSONS KILLED OR FATALLY INJURED. A TERRIBLE RAILROAD ACCIDENT.
    Atlanta, Ga., Dec. 15. - One of the most terrible railroad accidents ever known in Georgia, occurred last night at midnight, fifteen miles from this... Read MORE...

  • 1886 - March 29 - Atlanta, GA, was drenched with a record 7.36 inches of rain in 24 hours.

    The Weather Channel
  • News  1886 - May 8 - Jacob's Pharmacy in Atlanta sells 1st Coca-Coke (contained cocaine)

    historyorb.com
    May 8, 1886
  • 1889 - January 15 - The Coca-Cola Company, then known as the Pemberton Medicine Company, is originally incorporated in Atlanta, Georgia.

    historyorb.com
  • News  1894 - March 12 – For the first time, Coca-Cola is sold in bottles.

    www.wikipedia.org
    March 12, 1894
  • 1895 - Atlanta
    Atlanta, at-lan'ta, a flourishing city, capital of Georgia, and seat of justice of Fulton co., is situated on an elevated ridge dividing the waters... Read MORE...

  • 1898 - July 23 - A two hour thunderstorm deluged Atlanta, GA, with 4.32 inches of rain.
    More than a foot of water flooded Union Depot. Many street car motors burned out while trying to run through flooded streets. It grew so dark before ... Read MORE...

  • 1906 - September 22 - Race riot in Atlanta Georgia, kills 21

    historyorb.com
  • News  1907 - FIRE THREATENED AN ATLANTA BLOCK. Considerable Damage by Flames in Business Section.
    Atlanta, Ga., April 2. – Fire started in Durand’s restaurant at 11 East Alabama street early this morning, gutted the upstairs portion of the... Read MORE...

  • News  1907 - FREQUENT FIRES IN AN ATLANTA HOTEL
    Atlanta, Ga., May 3. - (Special) - A mysterious fire in the Arlington hotel at Marietta and Cone streets at 1 o'clock this morning as a result of... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Atlanta, at-lan'ta, a city, capital of Georgia, and seat of justice of Fulton co., is situated on an elevated ridge dividing the waters of the... Read MORE...

  • News  1917 - May 21 - The Great Atlanta fire of 1917 takes place.
    Fire In Atlanta Razes 100 Blocks; Loss $2,000,000
    Wide Residence Area in Northeast Swept by Flames Starting in Storage Building.
    Soldiers Called To ... Read MORE...

  • 1932 - May 4 - Al Capone, convict of income tax evasion, enters Atlanta Penitentiary

    historyorb.com
  • News  1936 - THREE ARE DEAD, DOZEN INJURED IN ATLANTA FIRE.
    Atlanta, Ga., Nov. 20. - At least three persons were killed, a dozen injured, and $200,000 property damage was caused yesterday by a fire that raged... Read MORE...

  • 1938 - May 16 - 38 die in Terminal Hotel fire (Atlanta Ga)

    historyorb.com
  • 1939 - December 15 - "Gone With the Wind" premieres in Atlanta

    historyorb.com
  • 1946 - December 7 - Fire at Winecoff Hotel in Atlanta, kills 119

    historyorb.com
  • News  1949 - 'Gone With the Wind' Author Hit by Taxi
    ATLANTA, Aug. 11. (AP) - A speeding taxicab struck and severely injured Margaret Mitchell Thursday night in front of a theater.

    The author of the... Read MORE...

  • 1960 - October 19 - Martin Luther King Jr. is arrested at an Atlanta sit-in.

    http://www.independentsentinel.com/
  • 1968 - April 9 - Martin Luther King Jr, buried in Atlanta

    historyorb.com
  • News  1971 - FOUR FIREMEN ARE KILLED IN BLAST.
    Atlanta, Ga. (AP) - Four firemen were killed when an explosion ripped through a burning downtown restaurant, trapping them in a basement inferno as... Read MORE...

  • News  1978 - LOEW'S TOP THREE FLOORS MOSTLY DESTROYED IN FIRE.
    Atlanta (AP) - Flames billowed Monday where Hollywood's spotlight's once played on the ornate facade of LOEW'S Grand Theater, the site of the... Read MORE...

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