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Transcript of Nikola Tesla
Nikola Tesla was born on July 10, 1856
He was born in the village of Smiljan, at midnight during a lightning storm. The midwife had said "He'll be a child of the storm," His mother simply responded "No, of light."
Riased by Rev. Milutin Tesla, and Duka Mandic (whom was never photographed)
Nikola was the fourth child out of five.
His father, Milutin Tesla was a Serbian Orthodox Priest He was born on February 19, 1819.
in Raduc Croatia.
He married Duka Mandic in 1847
They had five children. He had 4 siblings:
Marica Nikola's Mother Nikola's father Duka Mandic was born on April 4, 1822
She married milutan Tesla in 1847 at the age of 25. He died in 1879 at age 60, from an unspecified illness. Buried in Jasikovac cemetary in Divoselo. Tesla died in 1943 at age 86. Quietly alone in a hotel room.
A maid in the hotel found him laying dead in his bead. Tesla had left a do not disturb sign on his door but she ignored it and got an awful surprise. The Tesla Coil The thing that made Tesla famous, his Tesla coil. The big idea behind this marvelous invention was to transport power wirelessely, without polls or wires.
This idea is called AC(Alternating current) Tesla's childhood. 1861
Tesla began a lower education at a school in similjan at age 5, this was also the year that his older brother Dane dies from a horse accident. 1862
Tesla's father get called to be a pastor at a Gospic church. While in Gospic Tesla completes his "Lower" Schooling at begins to attend "Lower Real Gymnasium" a fancy name for "Normal School" 1870
When Tesla was 14 he move to Karlovac and stayed with his aunt, and attended high school there. One of his teachers named Martin Sekulic taught him math and physics, and also has a great influence on Tesla. 1873
When Tesla is 17 he contracts Cholera, after returning to Gospic. Inspite of his fathers warning to stay away. Once he arrive he got this desiese and was hospitalized for 9 months and almost died several times. 1875
Tesla attended the Austrian Polytechnic School in Graz on a Military Border scholarship.
On his second year at the school, he lost his scholarship after an aurgument with Professor Poeschl. He took up gambling and dropped out his third year Tesla's first job 1878
Tesla moved from Austria he live in Maribor, Slovenia His first job was a draftsman for a local engineering firm. When he had spare time it was spent in a pub called the Happy Peasant 1879
Tesla's father, dies at age 60 from an unidentified disease 1879
Tesla begins to teach in Gospic, his class consisted of students from his old school. Tesla taught at the school but wanted a different career. Prague 1880
Tesla's uncles, Petar and Pavle, helped Tesla gather enough money to get out of Gospic an into Prague.
Planning on enrolling into Karl-Ferdinand University he arrived to earl. While in Prague he spent most of his time in a library. 1881
Tesla receives a job from his uncle Pavle, works for Feren Puskas at the Budapest Telephone Exchange in Hungary, (which was still under construction). Tesla saw that the business wasn't complete and moved on to work as a drafter in the Central Telegraph Office. Once the Telegraph business was up he was posted at Chief Electrician. During this time he made many improvements and eventually created an amplifier. Tesla's A.C. Theory Tesla was obsessed with a theory called Alternating Current theory or A.C. Theory. This theory stated that. Tesla was obssesed with a theory called Alternating Current or A.C. A.C. power can be transformed from one voltage to another. Without a change in frequency. During studying this theory, he had a mental breakdown and ended up in the hospital nearly dead. He recovered some time after and resumed his work. Tesla and Edison 1884
Tesla met Thomas Edison in New York on July 6th 1884
As soon as Tesla arrived Edison hired him on the spot. Soon after he was transferred to an ocean liner the Oregon, the first boat to have electric lightning. 1885
Later a power company approached Tesla, and gave him investments for his own power company. The Tesla Electric Light In Rathway, New Jersey. They asked him to create an arc lightning system, but was alter forced out and left with nothing.
He then quit with Edison because of an unfair arrangment. Tesla's winter of suffering In the year of 1886-1887 he was forced to work as a ditch digger for $2.00 an hour.
Enduring horrible winters, starvation and horrid working conditions. Teslas Grand Lab We dont know very much about this lab but this is where he tested his A.C. theory and worked on something amazing. Tesla Discovers wireless power In 1890 with high frequency he discovered neon fluorcent illumination, took the first x-rays.
But nothing compares to his lighting up of a vacume tube without any wires. Teslas mother dies on April 4th
He moves to Hotel Gerlach in September He lectured in Belgrade, He arrived in Belgrade to see thousands of people greeting him at the train station. He gathered the crowd, they saluted him: "There is something within me that might be illusion as it is often case with young delighted people , but if I would be fortunate to achieve some of my ideals, it would be on the behalf of the whole of humanity. If those hopes would become fulfilled, the most exiting thought would be that ist is a deed of a Serb. Long live Serbdom!" 1893- 1895 Tesla lectures in London, Paris, Philadelphia, Chicago, and St. Louis.
The first book by Thomas Commerford Martin is writtem on Tesla. 5th Ave. Lab Burns
Tesla's laboratory burned to the ground losing $50,000 dollars in equipment, photos, and notes.
The Niagara Generator was Tested being the first of its kind, The power plant ran at full speed and reached 250 rpms. Opens new lab in hueston. 1901 World-Wide Wireless system the Wardenclyffe Tower began construction. This tower was 187ft. tall. In 1903 the tower began testing,
some say that "All sorts of lightning were flashed from the tall tower and poles, begin filled with blinding streaks of electricity,"
The Colorado Springs lab was torn down, Tesla was sued and his lab was sold as timber. His equipment is put in storage. Tesla partnered with J.P. Morgan after signing 51% of his patents and inventions, for only 150,000 Tesla Receives Edison Medal on May 18th 1917.
He rejected it but eventually agreed to take it and gave an acceptance speech.
Wardenclyffe tower destroyed.
Tesla envisions the radar 1917-1931 Tesla, gives many lectures, receives awards and moves to several hotels. Tesla Turns 75 receives congratulatory letters from prominent scientist including Albert Einstein. and Edison dies at 84 1934 - 1942 In 1934 The New York Times headline read "Tesla at 78, Bares new 'Death Beam.'" Tesla claimed that he could send beams of electricity through the air with tremendous energy that it would bring down a fleet of 10,000 airplanes from 250 miles away.
Tesla nicknamed this machine the invisible Chinese wall. The year before Tesla died in 1942, he got a visit from King Peter II. The young king wrote in his journal about Tesla saying he had a great honor in meeting him and about some words Tesla had said to him. 1892 - This was the year that Tesla invented what he was famous for the Tesla coil. This became the new wireless lighting system by later became the basis of the Wardenclyffe tower.