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Nikola Tesla, who helped
usher in modern radio and
electricity, turns 158

Newsday, by Carl Macgowan

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Posted By:snakeoil, 7/10/2014 2:13:36 AM

Happy 158th birthday, Nikola Tesla. The anniversary of the Serbian-American inventor´s birth will be celebrated Thursday with cake and a flag-raising ceremony at his former laboratory in Shoreham, followed by discussions of his work at Shoreham-Wading River High School. Both events are free. Tesla, who was born July 10, 1856, in Croatia, has been credited with developing wireless technologies and devising some of the major components used in modern radio and electricity. Tesla achieved local fame in the early 20th century when he worked for about 12 years in a Shoreham lab called Wardenclyffe, at Route 25A and Randall Road.

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Happy Birthday Nikola. You are the reason something happens when I plug my power cords into outlets. You will always be my favorite mad scientist. Irony of ironies. You were the champion of AC and they named an electric car after you that runs on DC.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Rakasha, 7/10/2014 5:24:05 AM     (No. 9917875)

A like for the OP. : )

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The true brains behind the Edison brand.

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