Who died this date in 1937 and...
Charles Elmer Hires (August 19, 1851 – July 31, 1937) was an early promoter of commercially prepared root beer. He was a Quaker pharmacist from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, who formulated the eponymous Hires Root Beer beverage.
At age 12 he worked as a drugstore
boy. When he was 16 he moved to Philadelphia and worked in a pharmacy.
He saved until he had nearly $400, when he started his own drugstore. Read more here...then go have a Root Beer Float, made of course with vanilla ice cream AND... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Elmer_Hires
CLICK ON THE PHOTO TO SEE A 1947 AD FOR HIRES ROOT BEER.