The Clorox Company -- then called the Electro-Alkaline Company -- began in 1913 when five men invested $100 each and using brine from the salt ponds of the San Francisco Bay and an electrical current, created bleach. A century later, Clorox has growth into a $5.5 billion multinational manufacturer and marketer of consumer products used in millions of households around the world.

Clorox, centennial, 100th anniversary