Francis J Tesla (1914 - 1990)

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Francis J Tesla
1914 - 1990
July 12, 1914
January 27, 1990
Francis J Tesla was born on July 12, 1914, and died at age 75 years old on January 27, 1990. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Francis J Tesla.
Updated: October 3, 2011
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Francis Tesla passed away at age 75 years old on January 27, 1990. Francis J Tesla was born on July 12, 1914. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Francis J Tesla.

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Francis J Tesla lived 2 years shorter than the average Tesla family member when he died at the age of 75.
The average age of a Tesla family member is 77.

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In 1914, in the year that Francis J Tesla was born, in August, the world's first red and green traffic lights were installed at the corner of East 105th Street and Euclid Avenue in Cleveland Ohio. The electric traffic light had been invented by a policeman in Salt Lake City Utah in 1912.

In 1921, he was only 7 years old when hugely popular Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, silent film star, was arrested for rape and manslaughter after an actress died following a party at his house. He was acquitted after three trials and the jury wrote a formal letter apologizing for the charges, but his career never recovered. His films were at first banned - the ban was lifted after a year - and he was mostly ostracized by the community. He died at 46..

In 1932, at the age of 18 years old, Francis was alive when five years to the day after Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart flew solo from Newfoundland to Ireland, the first woman to cross the Atlantic solo and the first to replicate Lindbergh's feat. She flew over 2,000 miles in just under 15 hours.

In 1976, when he was 62 years old, on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

In 1990, in the year of Francis J Tesla's passing, after 27 years in prison, Nelson Mandela, the leader of the movement to end South African apartheid was released on February 11th 1990.

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