July 10th 1856: Tesla born
On this day in 1856 the inventor and engineer Nikola Tesla was born in Smiljan in what is now Croatia. Tesla is best known for designing the modern AC electrical system. He moved from Serbia to America to work for Thomas Edison. He is also known for his experiments in x-ray technology. Tesla died in 1943 alone in his hotel room in New York aged 86. Interest in Tesla and his work had dwindled by the time of his death but found a resurgence towards the end of the century.