I am pulling my hair out trying to find the answer to this question. I went to the links posted links for history, and to no avail. I've tried looking at history of egyptians, greeks etc. but their history is drinking alcohol. Does anyone have a good idea where I could start. I've tried encylopedias, no names are given. Anyone that could help it would be great. Also, does anyone know how to find out who invented 409? again I can't find it. I even tried the free pantent site. Going nuts on research.