Nikola Tesla Day Date in the current year: July 10, 2016

Nikola Tesla Day On July 10, some organizations throughout the world informally celebrate Nikola Tesla Day, also known as World Tesla Day. It commemorates the birthday of Nikola Tesla, renowned Serbian-American inventor and engineer.

Nikola Tesla was born on July 10, 1856, in the village of Smiljan (present-day Croatia). In 1884, he moved to the United States where he started to work for Thomas Edison. In 1886, two businessmen agreed to finance Tesla's electric lighting company. Tesla is responsible for many inventions, but he is best known for designing the modern alternating current electricity supply system. He invented the transformer known as Tesla coil in 1891.

The Tesla Memorial Society of New York sent to several UN officials a proposal to proclaim Tesla's birthday as an international Nikola Tesla Day. This holiday is aimed at paying tribute to Tesla's work and celebrating science, progress, peace and brotherhood among all nations and religions.

However, the holiday still has no official status. Nevertheless, this does not prevent scientific societies and science enthusiasts from around the world from celebrating it. In 2009, Google honored Tesla on his 153rd birthday by displaying a special doodle (modified Google logo) dedicated to him.

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