[Fwd: [free_energy] Croatia to Mark Tesla's 150th Birthday]
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From: geb353 <geb353@...>
Date: Fri Nov 18 12:42:42 CST 2005
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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
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,
country's parliament decided Thursday.
The government will finance the finishing of restoration of Tesla's
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
eventually settling in New York in 1885, where he lived until his
1943. He was awarded patents on every aspect of the modern system for
and distributing electricity - including in radio and the modern
radar - and experts see his work as being as important as that of
Tesla is regularly named in polls of Croats as the country's most
son, but his prominence was played down in the 1990s, during
with the rebel Serb minority over the country's independence, because
he was a
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
Damir Kajin, a deputy from the Istrian Party, said Tesla's assertion
was ``equally proud of my Serbian parents and my Croatian homeland''
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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