29/01/1927 Canadian chemical engineer and inventor Lewis Urry is born
Who's that guy ? Episode 21
While working for the Eveready Battery Company he invented both the alkaline battery and lithium battery. In order to sell the alkaline battery idea to his managers, Urry put the battery in a toy car and raced it round the canteen against a similar car with one of the older batteries. His new invention had many times the durability.