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The United States Capitol
Washington D.C.

United States Capitol building, with its architecture and decoration is the greatest and most beautiful building in the world. The most recognized symbol of democratic government in the world, the United States Capitol has housed Congress since 1800.

Dome of the United States Capitol

Above: Nikola Tesla (1856-1943) at the age of 38.

The Nikola Tesla Bust, work by famous sculptor Ivan Mestrovic should be placed in Rotunda of the Capitol Building.


Nikola Tesla is the "Genius Who Lit The World" and the "Man Out of Time".  He deserves a gift for his 150th birthday on July 10, 2006.  He deserves a bust to be placed in the Great Rotunda in the Capitol Building.

The Tesla Bust by world famous sculptor Ivan Mestrovic, 1939

Above: Tesla Monument at Niagara Falls, New York. 
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. 


Above: Capitol Building at Night

Above: Brumidi Frieze on the Dome of the Rotunda.
Colonization of New England part of the frieze.

Above: The view of the dome in the Capitol Building.

Above: Italian American artist Constantino Brumidi painted The Apotheosis of Washington inside the Capitol dome in 1885. 

Above: A view of The Great Rotunda.
The sheer size of the Rotunda and interior dome with its oculus and the giant canopy is breathtaking.


Famous Paintings in the Great Rotunda of the Capitol Building set in the surrounding wall of the Rotunda.

Trumbull's four canvases were placed on the walls of the Rotunda in 1826.  These were followed by John Chapman's Baptism of Pocahontas (1840), Robert W. Weir's Embarkation of the Pilgrims (1843), John Vanderlyn's Landing of Columbus (1847), and William H. Powell's Discovery of the Mississippi (1855).


Above: The view of the dome in the Capitol Building.

Statues of Famous Americans in the Capitol Building.
Nikola Tesla Bust should be placed here.

The Old Hall of the House was dedicated as National Statuary Hall.  Congress invited each state to contribute two statues of its most notable citizens.  Today, these statues are displayed in Statuary Hall and in corridors throughout the building.


United States Governor's Proclamations, Proclaiming in their States July 10th, "Nikola Tesla Day"


Governor's Proclamation of New York

Governor's Proclamation of New Jersey

Mayor's Proclamation of New York

Governor's Proclamation of Nevada

Governor's Proclamation Arizona

Governor's Proclamation of Colorado

Governor's Proclamation of New York, Mario Cuomo, Governor, Sept. 6, 1989

Governor's Proclamation of New York, Mario Cuomo, Governor, July 10, 1990

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Governor Robert P. Casey, July 10, 1989

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Governor Dick Thornburgh, Sept. 21, 1983

State of Minnesota, Governor Rudy Perpich, June 6, 1984

The City of New York, Mayor David N. Dinkins, January 16, 1993

Niagara County Legislature, Chairman Lee Simonson, January 15, 1991

Colorado Congressman Speech

Congressman's Speech 1 (July 11, 1990, Chairman of the Science, Space and Technology Committee)

Congressman's Speech 2 (July 11, 1990, Congresswoman Helen Delich Bentley)

Tesla Coil in Action by Dr. Ljubo Vujovic

Above: Tesla Coil in Action.

Above: Tesla Coil in Action.

Above: 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.



Click here for Mid-America Science Museum in Hot Springs, Arkansas - Tribute to Nikola Tesla


US Congressional Records

July 1990

Honoring the 134th birthday of Nikola Tesla, US Congressmen's speeches:


Hon. Congresswoman Helen Delich Bentley ( Page 1 )

Hon. Robert A. Roe of New Jersey ( Page 1 )

Hon. Leon E. Panetta Dem. of California ( Page 1 | Page 2 )

Hon. George W. Gekas of Pennsylvania ( Page 1 )

Hon. George J. Hochbrueckner of New York ( Page 1 )

Senator Levin from Michigan  ( Page 1 | Page 2

Hon. Eliot L. Engel of New York ( Page 1

Hon. Joel Hefley of Colorado, June 29, 1989 ( Page 1 | Page 2 )

United States Senator Mark O. Hatfield, June 21, 1984 ( Page 1 )


Nikola Tesla's Alternating Current Electricity is driving our civilization to progress - Nikola Tesla is the genius who lit the world

Satellite Photo of "Earth at Night" - Tesla's Electrical Lights over continents  was published in the National Geographic Magazine, November Issue 2004

Above: Earth at Night, Click to Enlarge

Tesla Unit

Nikola Tesla's name has been honored with the international unit of magnetic flux density called "Tesla".  All magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machines are calibrated with Tesla Unit (from .2 Tesla to 9 Tesla).  MRI machines work on the principle of a homogeneous magnet field.  Nikola Tesla discovered the Rotating Magnetic Field in Budapest, 1882.  The Tesla Unit for magnetism was established in 1956 in the Rathaus of Munich, Germany by the International Electrotechnical Commission Committee in Action.

Because of the tremendous importance of the MRI technology and widespread use of the MRI machines around the world, which are all calibrated in Tesla Units, Tesla's name connected with the MRI will be known more and more in the future and the years to come.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is extremely important for medical diagnosis of internal organs of the human body, especially the diagnosis of cancer, tumors, degenerative diseases of the brain and spinal cord. The modern diagnosis of the internal organs of the human body would be today unthinkable without MRI.  MRI machines are  widespread with many variations in size and capacity all around the world.  The revenue of MRI machines sales was 1.46 billion dollars in 2002.  Revenue for MRI machine sales is expected to increase in the following years.

MRI employs a strong homogeneous magnetic field and specific radio frequency to which many elements, especially hydrogen nuclei respond with radio frequency signals.  These signals are analyzed by computer reconstruction algorithms.  The healthy tissue and pathological tissue have different radio frequency signals and produce different images on MRI.  Therefore enable us to make diagnosis of pathological tissues of the body.

MRI has the advantage over CT scan, it uses no ionizing radiation and does not cause cumulative harm.  The only contraindication of those related to the high magnetic field.  Magnetic-sensitive objects like pacemakers, watched and magnetic tapes are contraindicated.

A Short History of the MRI (Click here for article)


Tesla Named 1 of 100 Greatest Men in History by Life Magazine





Nikola Tesla is among the "100 Greatest Americans" on Discovery Channel

Above: 25 candidates for Greatest American are already elected.

Vote for Nikola Tesla on the Discovery Channel's "Greatest American".  Nikola Tesla is one of the top 100 nominees.

Discovery Channel’s “GREATEST AMERICAN” this coming Sunday, June 5th at 8:00 pm Eastern and Pacific.  Today Show’s Matt Lauer will host the three-hour premiere with information on all 100 nominees. At the end of the premiere episode, Lauer will announce the top 25 greatest American nominees based on nominations held earlier this year.  Viewers can then cast votes online, via toll-free numbers or via text messaging for their Greatest American.  Voting will start immediately after the show airs on Sunday, June 5th and go until Monday, June 13th at 11:59pm EST.


In the second episode, Matt Lauer and advocates (actors, comedians, politicians, athletes, etc) will offer insights on the top 25 to aid America in another round of voting that determines the top five.  The third episode pits celebrity advocates against one another, debating the virtues of their “Greatest American.”  The seven-hour series culminates in real-time election-style voting, as America selects one person to be named the “Greatest American.”  The grand finale will be televised live from New York City on Sunday, June 26, at 9 PM (ET).


The nominees come from all walks of life including politics, the arts and sciences, entertainment and athletics.  If you haven’t already done so, learn more about your favorite nominees by visiting keyword Greatest American on AOL or AOL.com/GreatestAmerican. Be sure to also check out www.GreatestAmericanBlog.com where you and your members can post your comments on who should be named the Greatest American. 


And don’t forget to tune in this Sunday, June 5th at 8:00pm Eastern and Pacific on the Discovery Channel!  Don’t miss the chance to help America determine the Greatest American.






One of the planets in the universe named "Tesla" by
Dr. James Corum

1. "Tesla" Asteroid - a small celestial body that revolves around the sun, who's orbits lie chiefly between Mars and Jupiter.

Above: Asteroids - small planets between Mars and Jupiter, revolving around the sun.

Above: Asteroids - small planets between Mars and Jupiter, revolving around the sun.

(dictionary.com) Asteroid - Any of numerous small celestial bodies that revolve around the sun, with orbits lying chiefly between Mars and Jupiter and characteristic diameters between a few and several hundred kilometers. Also called minor planet, planetoid.

The planet "Tesla", named after the great Nikola Tesla, is listed at the "Minor Planet Center" at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory at Harvard University founded at:


The "Tesla" Planet is #2244, the list is alphabetical, look under "Tesla".  The list was last updated on April 8, 2005.

2. Tesla Crater on the Moon

One of the craters on the moon is named after Nikola Tesla.  The crater is located on the moon at:  Latitude 124.7E; Longitude 38.5N  and has a diameter of 43 kilometers. (If these coordinates had been on the earth, you would be located at the position of Korea, since the zero meridian is located at Greenwich England. I'll have to check back to see where the zero meridian is taken for lunar coordinates.)
This information is given at:

The data is given in the format:   Tesla  38.5N 124.7E 43.0
If you click on the word "Tesla" it will take you to a NASA photo of the backside of the moon, taken from an elevation of 1000 km, looking directly down on the Tesla crater from above. (Crater "Tesla" is exactly in the center of this photo.) You can "zoom" in for a closer look at the actual photo of the Tesla crater by clicking below the photo, but the photo loses resolution.

The Crater is also listed (under "Tesla") on the NASA page
which identifies the crater as named for "Nikola Tesla(1856-1943)" . . . which only gets the story partly right.


Thank to our board member, James Corum for this information.