Battery Day is celebrated on February 18, the birth anniversary of Alessandro Volta who was born on February 18, 1745 in Como, Italy. He was a physicist and chemist who invented the electric battery.

He discovered that chemical energy changed into electricity when various chemicals rare brought together in a specific order. An electric current  is generated when electrons travel from one plate of chemicals to another plate of chemicals.

Alessandro Volta with his “Volitiac Pile” that produced electricity

The word “batttery” was coined by Ben Franklin in 1748 to describe his array of charged glass plates.