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  • 1899: BUSINESS: Benson & Hedges open a tony shop on 5th Avenue in New York City,

providing elegant cigarettes for the carriage trade.

  • 1899: BUSINESS: Liggett & Myers taken into Duke's Tobacco Trust. Duke has finally won

the Bull Durham brand of chew. Bull Durham is the most famous trademark in the world, giving rise to the term “bull pen” (from a Bull Durham ad painted behind the Yankees’ dugout), and “shooting the bull” (most likely from chewing tobacco). The bull was advertised all over the world, and even painted on the Great Pyramid of Egypt.

  • 1899: BUSINESS: KOREA: Korea Tobacco and Ginseng (KTG) is founded as a state

monopoly on ginseng. The monopoly was expanded to include tobacco in 1921.

  • 1899: BUSINESS: RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company incorporates..

  • 1899: BUSINESS: Pall Mall brand is introduced by Butler & Butler Tobacco Co. in New

York.

Next Chapter: The Twentieth Century, 1900-1950--The Rise of the Cigarette

NAVIGATION

Chapter 1: Discovery Chapter 2: The Sixteenth Century--Sailors Spread the Seeds Chapter 3: The Seventeenth Century--"The Great Age of the Pipe" Chapter 4: The Eighteenth Century--Snuff Holds Sway Chapter 5: The Nineteenth Century--The Age of the Cigar Chapter 6: The Twentieth Century, 1900-1950--The Rise of the Cigarette Chapter 7: The Twentieth Century, 1950-1999--The Battle is Joined Chapter 8: The New Millennium Notes

Tobacco Timeline: The Twentieth Century 1900-1949--The Rise of the Cigarette

Author: Gene Borio

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