On this day, April 24th, in 1833, a couple of American gentlemen — George Dulty and Jacob Ebert — patented the first soda fountain. The many different attempts over the centuries have represented a desire to capture the natural mineral waters that bubbled up from the ground in many places around the world.
The oldest soda in the United States is the Vernors Ginger Ale. Accidentally created in 1866 by inventor James Vernor.
On the other hand, the oldest soda in the world is Schweppes, created in 1783 in Geneva (Switzerland) by Johann J. Schweppe.
Other Notable Events of April 24
The IBM’s “PC – personal computer” is introduced on this day in 1981.
You can read more about the history and other details of a soda fountain here on Wikipedia. Which soda is your favorite nowadays? Do tell us in the comments below.