In this newspaper I’ll be talking
about Nikola Tesla. Nikola Tesla was born in July 10, 1856.
He went to the school Realschule, Karlstadt (now renamed
Johann-Rudolph-Gauber Realschule Karlstadt), University of Prague, The
Polytechnic Institute (Graz, Austria). He came to the United
States in 1884 and worked for Thomas Edison briefly. Thomas
Edison hired Nikola Tesla to make a better version of Direct Current
system. He promised Nikola $50,000 if were to succeed and he
did,but Thomas didn’t give him $50,000. Instead, he gave Nikola
$5,000 and Nikola left and started the Alternating Current verses
Direct Current. Nikola Tesla then worked for George
Westinghouse. Thomas Edison tried to make AC look bad by
electrocuting animals in public and made the electric chair using
AC. AC won the war because it is better technology then DC.
Nikola also sold some patents to George Westinghouse. In 1893,
Nikola Tesla went to the World Columbian Exposition and demonstrated
his AC system which soon became the standard system of the 20th
century. Two years later, he made the first hydroelectric power plant
at the Niagara Falls. In 1895 an unexplained fire started in
Tesla’s Houston Street laboratory. In this fire, he lost much of
his equipment, notes, and documents. On February 25, 1923, Nikola
was using a radio and has that there were extraterrestrial radio
waves. The waves were in clicks of 1, 2, 3, and 4. When he
announced this, people disbelieved him, but Nikola continued to search
for the signals. He concluded that there are extraterrestrial
life on Mars(the signals came from Mars). Near 1900’s, Nikola
began to make a tower called the ,Wardencliffe, which was to give free
energy throughout the world. Investors gave Nikola money, including J.
P. Morgan which gave Nikola $150,000. Although, Nikola’s idea of
free energy throughout the world did not agree with J. P. Morgan.
Morgan started saying to investors to stop investing the Wardencliffe
tower. Tesla had tried raising money, but couldn’t get the money
that he needed. In 1915, the legal ownership has been
transferred to George Boldt because of a debt. The
demolition of the tower occurred in 1917. Nikola died at the age
of 86 on January 7, 1943 and died in poverty. before he died
though, he mentioned making a death ray that would end war. The
government went into his house and took all of his work when he
died. He was that extremely intelligent, they believed him.
A great man who made our lives better.
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