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February 18, 2020

Today is National Battery Day

National Battery Day is observed February 18th.

We observe nayional battery day to promote recycling of batteries. 
The inventor of the battery, Italian physicist Allesandro Volta, was born on today's date in 1745. National Battery Day marks his birth, acknowledges the importance of the battery, and is an annual awareness day to focus attention on the importance of recycling batteries. A battery is an electric cell that produces electricity from a chemical reaction. The name "battery" was coined by Ben Franklin in 1748, and was a term applied to "charged glass plates" at that time. At the turn of the nineteenth century, Allesandro Volta invented the voltaic pile, which is known as being the first battery or "wet cell battery." It was made of alternating discs of zinc and copper, along with pieces of cardboard soaked in brine, and produced a "reliable, steady current of electricity."

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The history of the battery


The battery is one of the most important man-made inventions all throughout history. Today, it is generally used as a portable source of power, but in the past, batteries were our only source of electricity. Without its conception, modern comforts such as computers, vehicles and communication devices may not have been possible.

Continue reading: https://www.upsbatterycenter.com/blog/history-batteries-timeline/

February 7, 2020

Valentine's Day Week

Today is the beginning of Valentine's Day week.

The Loveliest week of the year, the Valentine’s week or Love Week! The week starts from 7th of February and ends oh 14th of February. The love week starts with the Rose Day followed by Propose Day, Chocolate Day, Teddy Day, Promise Day, Hug Day, Kiss Day and finishes with the Happy Valentines Day.

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January 23, 2020

National Poverty in America Awareness Month

January is National Poverty in America Awareness Month.

Poverty in America affects all walks of life. This post will show a breakdown of the most affected.

Millions of jobs have been created in the US economy, but many Americans still live in poverty. Who are they?
For nearly six years, the US economy has been generating huge numbers of jobs: nearly two million a year.
Not only has the economic recovery replaced the total number of jobs lost during the Great Recession - which followed the bursting of the housing bubble in 2007 - but it has added enough to account for a growing population as well.
Unemployment in the US now stands at just 4.1%,the lowest since 2000 , but there are many households which have not seen their fortunes improve.
In 2016 nearly 41 million people, or 13% of the population, were living in poverty - down from 15% at the height of the recession in 2010.
So, who are those classed as living in poverty?
Continue reading: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bbc.com/news/amp/world-us-canada-41930107

November 28, 2019

Fun facts about Thanksgiving

The first Thanksgiving, history of Thanksgiving and fun facts.

The Nation Celebrates Its 399th Annual Feast.


In the fall of 1621, the Pilgrims — early settlers of Plymouth Colony — held a three-day feast to celebrate a bountiful harvest. Many regard this event as the nation’s first Thanksgiving.
The Wampanoag Indians in attendance played a key role but historians have recorded harvest ceremonies of thanks among other groups of European settlers in North America, including the British colonists in Virginia as early as 1619.

The legacy of thanks and the feast have survived centuries since the event became a national holiday on Oct. 3, 1863, when President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed the last Thursday of November as a national day of thanksgiving.
Decades later, President Franklin Roosevelt officially declared that Thanksgiving should always be celebrated on the fourth Thursday of the month to encourage earlier holiday shopping.

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