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National Battery Day

Date When Celebrated : Always February 18

People get a charge out of National Battery Day. We are absolutely energized about the many uses and applications. It's an opportunity to celebrate a vital invention. Batteries are used everywhere, from the battlefield to smoke alarms to headsets. They come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and power capacity, to fit a wide array of needs.

Just imagine where the world would be without batteries. We'd still be using a crank to start our automobiles. We'd have to cart around long extension cords to bring the boombox to the beach. And, forget about hand-held games. They'd never be popular tied to an electrical outlet.

Yesiree, batteries are electrifying!

Today is a good time to appreciate the  the power of batteries in our everyday life.

Origin of National Battery Day:

Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day.

Most likely, this day was created by a national association or a battery manufacturer.

This is referred to as a "National" day. However, we did not find any congressional records or presidential proclamations for this day.

Reader Comments:

Several site visitors have suggested that this day is in honor of Alessandro Volta, Italian physicist and inventor of electric battery, who was born on this day in 1745.

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