February 18, 2020

February 18, 2020

February 18, 2020

February 18, 2020




Get a charge out of National Battery Day!  Observed each year on February 18th, the day serves to appreciate the convenience batteries provide to our everyday lives.  

Today we would be hard-pressed to find someone in the United States who doesn’t derive a benefit from a battery.  Even those who live “off the grid” have battery-operated devices such as a flashlight, radio, or watch.

A battery changes chemical energy into electricity by bringing the different chemicals together in a specific order. When correctly ordered, the electrons will travel from one substance to another, creating an electrical current.

Long Road of the Battery

While battery manufacturing for everyday personal use developed in the last 50-60 years, archaeologists found evidence of a device that may have been used to electroplate gold onto silver, much like a battery would. In 1936, during the construction of a new railway near Baghdad, a Parthian tomb was found.  Archaeologist Wilhelm Konig found a clay jar containing a copper cylinder encasing an iron rod. Konig suggested the find to be approximately 2,000 years old.

Benjamin Franklin first coined the term “battery” in 1748 to describe an array of charged glass plates.


In 1800, Italian scientist Alessandro Volta layered silver, cloth, or paper soaked in salt or acid and zinc into what he called “voltaic piles.” The voltaic piles generated a limited electrical current. Volta proceeded to publish his work, and we get the word “volt” from his name to describe electric potential.

William Cruickshank, an English chemist, designed a battery for mass production in 1802.

Corrosion in batteries has always been an issue, but until John Daniell came along, it was much worse. Daniel, a chemist, receives credit for developing a way to reduce corrosion when storing batteries. In 1820 he invented the Daniell Cell, which incorporated mercury, reducing the corrosion.


Over time, various scientists and inventors developed gradual improvements to the battery. Then in 1896, the National Carbon Company (later known as the Eveready Battery Company) manufactured the first commercially available battery called the Columbia. Two years later, National Carbon Company introduced the first D sized battery for the first flashlight.

The 1900s and beyond

Until 1957, watches needed to be wound routinely to keep time. Then in 1957, the Hamilton Watch Company introduced the first battery-operated watch.

Today batteries are available for numerous purposes.  In our modern age, portable electricity isn’t something we think about every day because it is so easily accessible.  We charge the batteries on our phones by using the batteries in our cars as we travel down the road.  We even have portable chargers that can charge our batteries where ever we are. The variety of batteries change every day. Solar batteries recharge daily and store power in cells. They come in numerous sizes, too. 

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalBatteryDay

How many batteries do you rely on in your life? From your car to your smoke detectors, batteries are everywhere. Count the items in your home that use batteries. How often do you buy them? Do you have a battery charger? Our phones, watches, hearing aids, all use batteries. Medical devices rely on them to keep people alive. They monitor our children as they sleep, and they serve as back up systems for our security and safety. Batteries operate wheelchairs and keep lights bright for photography. In an emergency, batteries keep the phones going and point us in the right direction. 

Use #NationalBatteryDay to post on social media.


National Battery Day commemorates the anniversary of Alessandro Volta’s birth on February 17, 1745.


While February 18 is observed annually as National Drink Wine Day, it would be a shame to celebrate only one day a year.  Perhaps this day is just a reminder to drink wine.

Wine does have its benefits after all. Moderate drinkers of wine have lower risks of liver disease, type II diabetes, certain kinds of cancers, heart attack and stroke.  It also can reduce the bad cholesterol (LDL) and increase the good (HDL).

Drinking wine includes other benefits as well. When paired with the right meal, it enhances the flavors of spices, fruits, and sauces. A glass of wine helps relax us. Learning about wine keeps our minds sharp, too. Since the fruits, regions and the making of wine have such a complex story, those who delve into find themselves traveling to learn more. Wine can take 

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalDrinkWineDay

Since February 18th is also National Crab-Stuffed Flounder Day, may we suggest a fresh, fruity white wine pairing the celebrations together? With so many wine varietals a wine tasting would be a perfect way to celebrate. Visit a vineyard or host one of your own. Raise a toast to your favorite wine and let us know which one it is. 

Always drink responsibly and try a new wine.  Use #NationalDrinkWineDay to post to social media.


National Day Calendar continues researching the origins of this celebratory day. However, we’ve sipped a few wines and suspect either a winemaker or connoisseur created this day.


Crab and flounder take center stage on February 18th when National Crab Stuffed Flounder Day arrives each year. The day recognizes the unique, flavorful delight when crab and flounder combine.

This one-of-kind dish is composed of a stuffing made with crab meat, bread crumbs, butter, and seasonings, which is stuffed into the whole flounder or rolled up into the fillets and baked.

Flounder is a flatfish in approximately 100 different species. Around the United States, the winter flounder and Pacific flounder are common species. While there are thousands of species of crabs, only certain ones are edible. In the United States, some of the more popular and tasty ones are the blue crab, stone crab, Dungeness, king, and rock or snow crabs. They come in both hard and soft shells and can be found along all the coasts and Hawaii.

Popular along the East and Gulf Coasts, there are a variety of restaurants that serve crab-stuffed flounder, and there are plenty of recipes to try your hand at making at home.

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalCrabStuffedFlounderDay

The day is perfect for snowbirds vacationing along sunny beaches. It’s an excellent time to order up a plate or two at your favorite seafood restaurant. Or maybe you should try your hand at making it at home. We’ve even found a couple of recipes worth testing. Be sure to invite friends and family to join you. How else would you celebrate?

Crab Meat Stuffed Flounder Roulades

Crab Meat Stuffed Flounder

If you are also celebrating National Drink Wine Day on February 18, a sweet Riesling or a Chardonnay will pair well with Crab-Stuffed Flounder.

Use #NationalCrabStuffedFlounderDay to post to social media.


National Day Calendar continues to research the origins of this seafood holiday. We’ve cast about seeking answers and while we reel back in, we’re going to see what the catch of the day is and celebrate a little more!

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February 18, 2020

February 2020 Calendar

View the month calendar of February 2020 including week numbers.

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February 2 Groundhog Day
February 12 Lincoln's Birthday
February 14 Valentine's Day
February 17 Presidents Day and Washington's Birthday
February 25 Mardi Gras Carnival (New Orleans)
February 2020 Calendar (Landscape format)
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See also the 2020 Holidays.


DateSunriseSunsetLength of day
February 1, 20207:0617:1410h 8m
February 2, 20207:0517:1510h 10m
February 3, 20207:0417:1610h 12m
February 4, 20207:0317:1710h 14m
February 5, 20207:0217:1810h 16m
February 6, 20207:0117:2010h 19m
February 7, 20207:0017:2110h 21m
February 8, 20206:5917:2210h 23m
February 9, 20206:5817:2310h 25m
February 10, 20206:5717:2510h 28m
February 11, 20206:5517:2610h 31m
February 12, 20206:5417:2710h 33m
February 13, 20206:5317:2810h 35m
February 14, 20206:5217:2910h 37m
February 15, 20206:5017:3110h 41m
February 16, 20206:4917:3210h 43m
February 17, 20206:4817:3310h 45m
February 18, 20206:4617:3410h 48m
February 19, 20206:4517:3510h 50m
February 20, 20206:4417:3710h 53m
February 21, 20206:4217:3810h 56m
February 22, 20206:4117:3910h 58m
February 23, 20206:3917:4011h 1m
February 24, 20206:3817:4111h 3m
February 25, 20206:3617:4211h 6m
February 26, 20206:3517:4411h 9m
February 27, 20206:3417:4511h 11m
February 28, 20206:3217:4611h 14m
February 29, 20206:3017:4711h 17m

The sunrise and sunset are calculated from New York. All the times in the February 2020 calendar may differ when you eg live east or west in the United States. To see the sunrise and sunset in your region select a city above this list.

See also the position of the moon, check the Moon calendar 2020.

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