Food & History: June 16
1893 The confection Cracker Jack is invented with popcorn, peanut and molasses. The prize in each box was introduced in 1912.
1903 Pepsi-Cola Company registers their trademark. Originally name was ‘Brad’s Drink’ after Caleb Bradham, the pharmacist who developed the formula in North Carolina.
1937 August Busch III born, president and CEO of Anheuser Busch from 1974 to 2002.