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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.
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
1955 Mercury battery production started
1964 Alkaline battery production started in Japan
Ni-Cd production started in Japan
Extra heavy-duty battery production started in Japan
1969 Super heavy-duty battery production started in Japan
1970 Small controlling valvular zinc storage battery production started in Japan
1976 Lithium primary battery production started
Silver oxide battery production started
1977 Alkaline button battery production started in Japan
1986 Zinc-air battery production started in Japan
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
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
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