Dr. Tesla In 1931, Tesla was featured on the cover of TIME magazine, in honor of his seventy-fifth birthday.

There were fanatical followers who believed Tesla had come from the planet Venus to uplift the ordinary mortals of Earth with his scientific gifts.

Several months after Tesla's death in 1943, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Marconi's claim to the invention of wireless transmission, in favor of Tesla's original 1897 patents.

The TESLA is a unit of magnetic flux density in the meter-kilogram-second system equivalent to one weber per square meter.

In later years, Tesla subsisted solely on a diet of milk and his own preparation of various fresh vegetable juices, which he called 'Factor Actus'.

In 1893-4, Tesla received honorary doctorates from both Yale and Columbia.

In a 1914 article in The Century magazine, Tesla correctly predicted the duration of World War I.

Tesla counted his steps when he walked, and calculated the cubical contents of soup plates, coffee cups and pieces of food. All repeated acts or operations had to be divisible by three.

At the Madison Square Garden Electrical Exhibition In 1898, Tesla demonstrated a remote-controlled torpedo, which he called the telautomaton.

Tesla was born in 1856 in Smiljan, Croatia. He died on January 7th, 1943, in New York City, at the age of 86.