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    of interest: From: geb353 Date: Fri Nov 18 12:42:42 CST 2005 To: buddys_backroom@yahoogroups.com, free_energy@yahoogroups.com Subject:
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      From: geb353 <geb353@...>
      Date: Fri Nov 18 12:42:42 CST 2005
      To: buddys_backroom@yahoogroups.com, free_energy@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [free_energy] Croatia to Mark Tesla's 150th Birthday


      Croatia to Mark Tesla's 150th Birthday


      .c The Associated Press

      ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) - Croatia in 2006 will celebrate the 150th
      anniversary
      of the birth of Nikola Tesla, an ethnic Serb who did pioneering work in
      electricity in the United States in late 19th and early 20th century,
      the
      country's parliament decided Thursday.

      The government will finance the finishing of restoration of Tesla's
      home in
      a village in central Croatia and turn it into a museum. Conferences and
      lectures on Tesla's work are also planned.

      Tesla, born in 1856 to Serbian parents, studied and worked across
      Europe,
      eventually settling in New York in 1885, where he lived until his
      death in
      1943. He was awarded patents on every aspect of the modern system for
      generating
      and distributing electricity - including in radio and the modern
      concept of
      radar - and experts see his work as being as important as that of
      Alexander
      Graham Bell.

      Tesla is regularly named in polls of Croats as the country's most
      important
      son, but his prominence was played down in the 1990s, during
      Croatia's war
      with the rebel Serb minority over the country's independence, because
      he was a
      Serb.

      Since 2000, when pro-Western forces came to power and sought to remedy
      relations with Serbs, Tesla has regained some of his fame.

      The government has already spent more than US$1 million (euro830,000) to
      restore Tesla's birthplace in the village of Smiljan.

      The government's decision - supported by all parliamentary parties on
      Thursday - underlines its desire to end animosity in Croatia toward
      Serbs.

      Damir Kajin, a deputy from the Istrian Party, said Tesla's assertion
      that he
      was ``equally proud of my Serbian parents and my Croatian homeland''
      should
      be a model for future relations between Serbs and Croats in Croatia.



      11/17/05 10:58 EST


      Copyright 2004 The Associated Press.





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