National Battery Day
When : Always February 18th
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.
This Day in History February 18th
In Montgomery, Alabama, Jefferson Davis is inaugurated as the provisional President of the Confederate States of America. (1861)
American Civil War: Union forces under Major General William T. Sherman set the South Carolina State House on fire during the burning of Columbia. (1865)
John Tunstall is murdered by outlaw Jesse Evans, sparking the Lincoln County War in Lincoln County, New Mexico. (1878)
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain is published in the United States. (1885)
Edouard de Laveleye forms the Belgian Olympic Committee in Brussels. (1906)
The first official flight with air mail takes place from Allahabad, United Provinces, British India (now India), when Henri Pequet, a 23-year-old pilot, delivers 6,500 letters to Naini, about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) away. (1911)
Pedro Lascuráin becomes President of Mexico for 45 minutes; this is the shortest term to date of any person as president of any country. (1913)
While studying photographs taken in January, Clyde Tombaugh discovers Pluto. (1930)
Elm Farm Ollie becomes the first cow to fly in a fixed-wing aircraft and also the first cow to be milked in an aircraft. (1913)
World War II: The Imperial Japanese Army begins the systematic extermination of perceived hostile elements among the Chinese in Singapore. (1942)
The Nazis arrest the members of the White Rose movement. (1943)
The first Church of Scientology is established in Los Angeles, California. (1954)
Operation Teapot: Teapot test shot "Wasp" is successfully detonated at the Nevada Test Site with a yield of 1.2 kilotons. Wasp is the first of fourteen shots in the Teapot series. (1955)
The Chicago Seven are found not guilty of conspiring to incite riots at the 1968 Democratic National Convention. (1970)
The California Supreme Court in the case of People v. Anderson, (6 Cal.3d 628) invalidates the state's death penalty and commutes the sentences of all death row inmates to life imprisonment. (1972)
The Space Shuttle Enterprise test vehicle is carried on its maiden "flight" on top of a Boeing 747. (1977)
Snow falls in the Sahara Desert in southern Algeria for the only time in recorded history. (1979)
Thirteen people die and one is seriously injured in the Wah Mee massacre in Seattle, Washington. It is said to be the largest robbery-motivated mass-murder in U.S. history. (1983)
FBI agent Robert Hanssen is arrested for spying for the Soviet Union. He is ultimately convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment. (2001)
Seven-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Dale Earnhardt dies in an accident during the Daytona 500. (2001)