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1 Nikola Tesla (1856 – 1943)

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3 Tesla at the time of his arrival to America, 1884.

4 Nikola Tesla (1856 – 1943)

5 Tesla during student days,

6 Tesla and Westinghouse

7 Tesla Induction Motor Electricity – One of the ten greatest discoveries of all times. This model was presented by Tesla in his lecture before AIEE held on May16, 1888.

8 Tesla’s Alternating Current Electricity is today lighting the whole globe. Above: Satellite Photo of the Earth at night. Photo from NASA.

9 US Governor Proclamation of “Nikola Tesla Day” in their states.

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13 Tesla was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame.

14 Crater on the Moon named after “Nikola Tesla”, the famous inventor and scientist.

15 Planet named “Tesla”

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17 Tesla Monument at Niagara Falls, American Side.

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19 Bust of Nikola Tesla made by famous sculptor Ivan Mestrovic. This bust is located in Nikola Tesla Museum in Belgrade.

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21 Tesla Plaque erected on Hotel New York at 34 th and 8 th avenue, Manhattan. Tesla lived in Hotel New Yorker from 1933 – 1943.

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24 Golden Medal of Elliott Cresson award to Nikola Tesla in Philadelphia.

25 The “John Scott” Medal award to Nikola Tesla in Philadelphia.

26 The University of Paris Medal awarded to Nikola Tesla.

27 The Medal of the University St. Clement of Ochrida in Sofia, Bulgaria, awarded to Nikola Tesla.

28 The Order of the White Lion was awarded to Nikola Tesla from Czechoslovakia. Tesla received this medal on his birthday in 1937 in Hotel New Yorker

29 Nikola Tesla Medals

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31 Nikola Tesla Postal Stamps

32 A Tribute to American Inventors Postal Stamps (1983)

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34 Nikola Tesla Postal Stamp from Ghana

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36 Nikola Tesla Postal Stamps from Yugoslavia

37 Nikola Tesla Postal Stamp

38 Nikola Tesla’s photo on Serbian Currency (Dinar). The Tesla Unit is also shown.

39 King Nikola of Montenegro decorated Nikola Tesla With the “Order of Danilo” in 1895 after completing the Niagara Falls Hydroelectric Power Plant.

40 Tesla was honored with an International Unit of Magnetic Flux Density called “Tesla” (T). All MRI machines around the world are calibrated in Tesla Units.

41 Tesla was honored with an International Unit of Magnetic Flux Density called “Tesla” (T). All MRI machines around the world are calibrated in Tesla Units. The document below from International Electrotechnical Commission proclaimed the “Tesla Unit” in Munich, 1956.

42 Nikola Tesla discovered robotics in Below is the model of the first remote control boat, Nikola Tesla Museum in Belgrade, Serbia.

43 Nikola Tesla discovered robotics in Below is the first remote controlled vehicle which landed on Mars. Without Tesla’s work with radio waves this experiment would not be possible.

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45 Nikola Tesla voted among the “Greatest American” candidates for the Discovery Channel.

46 United Nations – “Nikola Tesla Day” on July 10 (Tesla’s Birthday) was proposed as an International Day of science, progress and brotherhood among all nations and religions around the world. The proposal was conducted by the Tesla Memorial Society of New York and Tesla Forum of Australia.

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48 Letter from General Secretary, of the United Nations, Kofi Annan to the Tesla Memorial Society of New York regarding procedure to declare “Nikola Tesla Day”

49 Nikola Tesla participated with his patents in the construction of the first big generators for polyphase currents as testified by the plate from one of the generators of the Niagara Plant (1895) which lists 13 of Tesla's patents, all used in the construction of Niagara Falls Power Plant.

50 Niagara Falls Hydro-Electric Power Plant. Dr. Ljubo Vujovic, President, Tesla Memorial Society of New York by photo of "Adam's Plant"

51 Dr. Ljubo Vujovic, President, Tesla Memorial Society of New York, by the satellite photo of the "Earth at Night". A testimony to Tesla's contribution to our civilization. Tesla's Alternating Current is lighting the globe. Tesla is the genius who lit the world.

52 Nikola Tesla with Westinghouse Engineers explaining the Alternating Current Motor.

53 Tesla Motors - Westinghouse Photo Collection Tesla's Alternating Current Motor is considered one of the top 10 discoveries of all times. Below: Tesla’s high frequency alternator.

54 Tesla Motors - Westinghouse Photo Collection Tesla's Alternating Current Motor is considered one of the top 10 discoveries of all times

55 Tesla Motors - Westinghouse Photo Collection Tesla's Alternating Current Motor is considered one of the top 10 discoveries of all times

56 Tesla Motors - Westinghouse Photo Collection Tesla's Alternating Current Motor is considered one of the top 10 discoveries of all times

57 The Tesla Collection : 23 Volume Set, Newspaper and Magazine articles about Tesla The Tesla Collection : 23 Volume Set, Newspaper and Magazine articles about Tesla (from ) is the most comprehensive information about Tesla ever published. Those are newspaper articles written by Tesla and/or about Tesla when he was alive.

58 The Tesla Collection : 23 Volume Set, Newspaper and Magazine articles about Tesla The Tesla Collection : 23 Volume Set, Newspaper and Magazine articles about Tesla (from ) is the most comprehensive information about Tesla ever published. Those are newspaper articles written by Tesla and/or about Tesla when he was alive.

59 Scientific American quoted “The Tesla Collection” as one of the five greatest resources on Nikola Tesla. Those are newspaper articles written by Tesla and/or about Tesla when he was alive.

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61 – The Tesla Memorial Society of New York Website is one of the best Tesla Websites in the world which keeps the memory of Nikola Tesla alive. Over 1.6 million hits on June 2010.

62 “Nikola Tesla: The Genius Who Lit The World” is a documentary film on Nikola Tesla and his work which changed the world. Film made by Dr. Ljubo Vujovic, President, Tesla Memorial Society of New York and the Nikola Tesla Museum in Belgrade.

63 “Tesla & Katharine” - This is a ballet story about the private life of Nikola Tesla, one of the most significant scientists and inventors at the turn of the 19th century. The story is based on Tesla's correspondence with Katharine Johnson, the wife of Tesla's friend, Robert Underwood Johnson, an American poet, writer and editor of Century Magazine, a prestigious publication at that time. A Dance Film by Ljiljana Kjic-Bogdanovich.

64 Nikola Tesla, showing the inventor in the effulgent glory of myriad tongues of electrical flame, New York Sunday World, 1894.

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66 Tesla's father Church in Smiljan, Lika, Croatia.

67 Graves of Nikola Tesla's parents, Duka Tesla and Milutin Tesla. Cemetery in Lika, Croatia.

68 Tesla’s Father Milutin Tesla – Serbian Orthodox Priest

69 Milutin (Tesla’s Father), and Tesla's sisters: Milka, Angelina and Marica Tesla.

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72 Books about Nikola Tesla

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76 Nikola Tesla Musum in Belgrade, Serbia.

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81 Nikola Tesla discovered Neon Lights. Below is an exposition of Tesla’s Neon Lights at the World’s Fair in Chicago, 1893.

82 Nikola Tesla designed the first hydro-electric power plant in Niagara Falls. This was the final victory of Tesla's Alternating Current over Edison's Direct Current.

83 Nikola Tesla designed the first hydro-electric power plant in Niagara Falls. This was the final victory of Tesla's Alternating Current over Edison's Direct Current. This is the interior of Power House No. 1 of the Niagara Falls Power Company ( ).

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85 Conrad Roentgen – discovered X-Rays. Tesla was experimenting with X-Rays.

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88 Mark Twain in Tesla's Laboratory at 35 South Fifth Avenue, Tesla was good friends with Mark Twain, famous American writer.

89 Famous Friends: Mark Twain, Nikola Tesla and George Westinghouse.

90 Nikola Tesla holding a gas-filled phosphor-coated light bulb which was illuminated without wires by an electromagnetic field from the "Tesla Coil".

91 Tesla is the father of high frequency high voltage electricity which is used today in radio and other communication devices. Here is a photo from Colorado Springs, Colorado (in 1899), illustrating the capacity of the oscillator to create electricity of millions of volts and a frequency of 100,000 alternations per second.

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95 Experimental Station at Colorado Springs where the first wireless transmission experiments were preformed ( ).

96 Tesla sits below the Tesla Coil in his Colorado Spring Laboratory. The coil creates millions of volts of electricity with a frequency rate of 100,000 alterations per second.

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98 Nikola Tesla, with Roger Boskovich's book "Theoria Philosophiae Naturalis", in front of the spiral coil of his high-frequency transformer at East Houston St., New York

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105 Transmitting Tesla Tower and Laboratory built in by Stanford White, famous architect and Tesla's friend. Located in Wardenclyffe, Long Island. This was to be the first broadcasting system in the world. Tesla also wanted to transmit electricity from this Tower to the whole globe without wires using the Ionosphere. The source of the transmitted electricity was to be the Niagara Falls power plant.

106 The interior view of the Long Island Plant arranged as an exhibit of Tesla’s numerous inventions, the summer of 1902.

107 Wardenclyffe Tower with electrical sparks. Tesla built this tower to transfer electricity without wires to electrify the entire earth and to be the first broadcasting system in the world. Photo from Dr. Branimir Jovanovic.

108 Wardenclyffe Tower with electrical sparks. Tesla built this tower to transfer electricity without wires to electrify the entire earth and to be the first broadcasting system in the world.

109 Tesla Tower at Shoreham Long Island, meant to be the first broadcasting system of the world and was to be used for transmission of electrical energy without wires to the entire globe.

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113 The Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, New York City, the place where Michael Pupin and Nikola Tesla had funeral services.

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115 Tesla ashes were placed in a golden sphere, Tesla Museum, Belgrade.

116 Mayor of the City of New York, Fiorello Laguardia, delivered a eulogy to Tesla broadcast on New York Radio, January 10, 1943.

117 Commemoration for Nikola Tesla by the Serbian Orthodox in Belgrade, Serbia on January 23, 2006.

118 Commemoration for Nikola Tesla by the Serbian Orthodox in Belgrade, Serbia on January 23, 2006.

119 Commemoration for Nikola Tesla by the Serbian Orthodox in Belgrade, Serbia on January 23, 2006.

120 Commemoration for Nikola Tesla by the Serbian Orthodox in Belgrade, Serbia on January 23, 2006.

121 Commemoration for Nikola Tesla by the Serbian Orthodox in Belgrade, Serbia on January 23, 2006.

122 Commemoration for Nikola Tesla by the Serbian Orthodox in Belgrade, Serbia on January 23, 2006.


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