History Stories
AUTHOR: Christopher Klein
McDonald’s Surprising Start, 75 Years Ago
May 15, 2015

On the 75th anniversary of the opening of the first McDonald’s, look back at the fast-food hamburger chain’s surprising origins as a barbecue joint. Read More

The New Coke Flop
April 23, 2015

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. The time-tested adage appears to be the lesson from Coca-Cola’s disastrous introduction of “New Coke” in 1985. Read More

The Sudsy History of Samuel Adams
January 27, 2015

Before patriot firebrand Samuel Adams successfully brewed revolution with the Sons of Liberty, he failed in the beer business. Read More

Babe Ruth v. Baby Ruth
September 25, 2014

Was the Baby Ruth candy bar named for slugger Babe Ruth or a presidential daughter? A patent court decided the case in 1931. Read More

The Sweet History of Chocolate
February 13, 2014

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