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History of Batteries and BAJ.

1791 Galvani (Italy) discovers the principle of the battery from electricity in frogs legs.
1800 Volta (Italy) invents the Voltaic battery.
1835 Daniel (England) invents the Daniel cell.
1859 Plante (France) invents the lead-acid storage battery.
1868 Leclanche's cell (France), the prototype of the present battery, invented
1885 Sakizou Yai (Japan) invents the dry battery.
1888 Gassner (Germany), Hellsens (Denmark) etc. invent the dry battery.
1895 Lead-acid storage battery successfully tested in Japan
1899 Jungner (Sweden) invents nickel cadmium storage battery.
1900 Edison (USA) invents nickel-iron storage battery.
1904 Shimadzu Corporation delivers first lead-acid battery.
Storage Battery Manufacturing Company established in Japan
1938 Storage Battery Manufacturer's Association formed
1942 Japan Dry Battery Industries Union formed
1945 Electrolytic manganese dioxide batteries produced
1948 Storage Battery Association established
Japan Dry Battery industries Association established
1955 Mercury battery production started
1963 NiCd Association established
1964 Alkaline battery production started in Japan
NiCd production started in Japan
Extra heavy-duty battery production started in Japan
1965 Storage Battery Association (SBA) Standard established
1969 Super heavy-duty battery production started in Japan
1970 Small controlling valvular zinc storage battery production started in Japan
1972 Japan Storage Battery Industries Association established
1973 NiCd battery recycling started
Storage Battery Equipment Approval Committee started
MF batteries for automobiles first appeared
1976 Lithium primary battery production started
Silver oxide battery production started
1977 Alkaline button battery production started in Japan
1978 Instruction system for certified inspectors of storage battery equipment starts.
1985 Japan Dry Battery Industries Association established Car Battery Day (December 12) established
1986 Zinc-air battery production started in Japan
Battery Day (November 11) established
1990 Ni-MH battery production started in Japan
1991 Secondary type of lithium-ion battery production started in Japan
Recycling mark display on Ni-Cd batteries started
Dry batteries using no mercury achieved
NiCd batteries specified as recycling target Prize for best
battery in pro baseball established
1992 Alkaline batteries using no mercury achieved in Japan
1993 Recommended expiration dates for dry batteries display started
1995 Mercury battery production stopped
1997 Collection of small secondary batteries started
Start of new Battery Association of Japan (merger of Japan Dry Battery Industries Association and Japan Storage Battery Industries Association)
Battery month from November 11 through December 12 established
2002 Nickel primary battery production started in Japan
2005 Silver oxide zinc batteries using no mercury achieved
2009 Alkaline button batteries using no mercury achieved
2012 Battery Association of Japan changed from an incorporated association to a general incorporated association.