June 19, 1929

Mid-Missouri native Charles Leiper Grigg was a soft drink icon. He moved to St. Louis from his hometown of Montgomery City to begin his career at a beverage company, where he came up with the drink, “Whistle.” The name later changed to 7-Up when it was reintroduced on June 23, 1936. 

Based upon content from the book Missouri 365: This Day in Missouri History by John W. Brown, broadcaster and Missouri historian. Get your copy at Reedy Press.

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