Inventor Nikola Tesla was born in July of 1856, in what is now Croatia. He came to the United States in 1884 and briefly worked with Thomas Edison before the two parted ways. He contributed to the development of the alternating-current electrical
system that's widely used today and discovered the rotating magnetic field (the basis of most AC machinery). He sold several patent rights, including those to his AC machinery, to George Westinghouse. Tesla died in New York City on January 7,
“The present is theirs;
the future, for which I really worked,
- Nikola Tesla
- 1856 - Nikola Tesla is born
- 1875 - Tesla enrolls at Austrian Polytechnic
- 1882 - Begins working for Continental Edison
- 1882 - Identifies "Magnetic Induction Field Principle"
- 1884 - Arrived in New York City
- 1885 - Quits working for Edison
- 1886 - Forms Tesla Electric Light and Manufacturing Company
- 1887 - "War of the Currents" between Edison's "DC" and Tesla's "AC" begins
- 1891 - Patents the "Tesla Coil"
- 1893 - Tesla's inventions power the World's Columbian Expo!
- 1899 - Moves facility to Colorado Springs
- 1915 - Both Tesla and Edison snubbed by Nobel Prize Committee
- 1943 - Nikola Tesla dies of heart failure
- 1960 - In recognition of his contributions to the field, "Tesla" is defined as a Unit of Measurement of Magnetic Fields
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