January 7, 1943: Nikola Tesla Passed Away
Born in 1856, Nikola Tesla was the inventor of alternating current. Tesla even worked for Edison from 1882 to 1886. He then started the Tesla Electric Light & Manufacturing company in where he worked more on AC electricity.
This started the “War of Currents”, which we talked about on January 3rd when Edison electrocuted Topsy, the Elephant.
Tesla was also known for many patents and inventions, including the Tesla coil, Electro-magnetic motor, incandescent electric light, electric railway system and many more. He was known for X-Rays, radio, the remote control and wireless communications.
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