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Above: The Future of Planet Earth is Positive and Progressive by Uriel (Ruth E. Norman).

Happy Birthday Nikola Tesla
(July 10) - Part II

Nikola Tesla "Blue Portrait"
Above: Nikola Tesla's famous "blue portrait". Image taken from allaboutesla.com and copyright Fotoarchiv Museumsverbund Nordfriesland. This portrait was finally rediscovered at NordseeMuseum, town of Husum, North Germany.

"Nikola Tesla Day" (July 10th), a Day of Science around the world is becoming a reality. In 2002, the Tesla Memorial Society of New York and Tesla Forum from Australia proposed to Kofi Annan, Secretary General of the United Nations at that time, the proclamation of "Nikola Tesla Day" as a Day of Science.

There is currently an initiative in Serbia and Croatia to propose to the General Assembly of the United Nations the voting for "Nikola Tesla Day" as an international holiday. We hope the United States of America will also support "Nikola Tesla Day". Nikola Tesla spent 60 years of his life in New York City and contributed his genius and work to all nations around the world.

Below: Answer from Kofi Annan, Secretary General, United Nations, to the Tesla Memorial Society of New York regarding the proclamation of "Nikola Tesla Day" as an international holiday.

Google Commemorates Nikola Tesla's Birthday

Above: If you visit Google.com today, you will notice a special logo that looks like a coil lighting rode. It is a depiction of the Tesla coil created by Nikola Tesla. (Text and image from http://www.seroundtable.com/archives/020373.html)

Tesla Roadster

Above: The Tesla Roadster, an electric car which runs on a AC induction motor.

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One of the planets in the universe named "Tesla"

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, Dr. James Corum for this information.


"Tesla Unit" is the unit for Magnetic Flux Density, and is a part of the International System of Units.  The "Tesla Unit" is important for the calibration of MRI machines.

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


Nikola Tesla's Archive in the Nikola Tesla Museum, in Belgrade, were placed in UNESCO's "Memory of the World" Programme

Nikola Tesla's Archive in Belgrade (Serbia and Montenegro) constitutes a unique collection of 160,000 pages of patent documentation, scientific correspondence, scientific papers, manuscripts, technical drawings, scientific measuring data, personal documents and legal papers, as well as 1,000 original photographs of Tesla's experiments and inventions, all of which are indispensable to the study of the history of electrification.

A total of 91 properties from 45 countries are inscribed on the Memory of the World Register, which was established in 1997 to preserve and promote documentary heritage of universal value.

Above: Nikola Tesla Museum in Belgrade, Serbia.

Above: The Archives of the Nikola Tesla Museum in Belgrade, Serbia.

Memory of the World, United Nations (UNESCO) Certificate

2 September 2003 Some 600 works of the 10th century physician and scientist Ibn Sina and the archives of Nikola Tesla, a pioneer in electrification, are among the 23 documentary collections from 20 countries selected for inscription on the Memory of the World Register of library and archive material. The International Advisory Committee of UNESCO's Memory of the World Programme selected the collections during a meeting in Gdansk (Poland) that ended last Saturday.

Memory of the World by the United Nations click here



Nikola Tesla Museum in Belgrade Website

Above: The Nikola Tesla Museum (Website) in Belgrade.

Belgrade International Airport was renamed "Nikola Tesla Airport"

Above: The Belgrade International Airport is as of recently called the Nikola Tesla Belgrade International Airport.

Above: The Belgrade International Airport is as of recently called the Nikola Tesla Belgrade International Airport.

Opening Ceremony on July 10, 2006.
Nikola Tesla Memorial Center and his birth house in Smiljan, Lika, Croatia

Above: Opening ceremony of the Nikola Tesla Memorial Center, July 10, 2006.  The background shows Tesla's birth house (left) and the Serbian Orthodox Church (right) where his father Milutin Tesla was a priest.

Above: Opening ceremony of Nikola Tesla Memorial Center in Smiljan, Lika, Croatia, on July 10, 2006.

Above: Tesla's house and a Tesla Monument in front of his birth house.

New beautiful photos from Tesla Monument, Niagara Falls, Canadian Side, unveiled July 9, 2006 with comments from Les Drysdale, famous sculptor of the monument

Les Drysdale wrote a letter to the Tesla Memorial Society of New York about the Tesla  monument he designed and constructed.  He explained his thoughts and feelings about the monument.  His commentaries below the pictures are from this letter.

"I have been asked to say a few words for the Tesla Society of New York about  my sculpture of Nikola Tesla in Niagara Falls. " - Les Drysdale

"When I began this project I had no idea just how much Tesla meant
to so many people and how neglected his contributions to humanity have been. I only hope that in some small way I have contributed to correcting    this historical oversight and  created something worthy of such a great man."


"The first impression of the sculpture as you walk toward the falls is that
of the figure of Nikola Tesla facing the falls and he appears to be standing
on top of a motor."

Above: Tesla Monument at Niagara Falls (Canadian side), Queen Victoria Park, unveiled on July 9, 2006.  Tesla is standing atop an AC motor, one of the 700 inventions he patented. The monument was the work of Canadian sculptor Les Dryzdale.


Above: Tesla Monument at Goat Island, Niagara Falls, New York.  Gift of Yugoslavia to the United States, 1976. 
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.  The monument was the work of Croatian sculptor Frane Krsinic.