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Sam Tesla (1885 - 1976)

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Sam Tesla
1885 - 1976
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February 3, 1885
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January 1976
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Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15243
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Sam Tesla was born on February 3, 1885. He died in January 1976 at 90 years old. We know that Sam Tesla had been residing in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15243.
Updated: October 6, 2011
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Sam Tesla died in January 1976 at age 90. He was born on February 3, 1885. There is no information about Sam's immediate family. We know that Sam Tesla had been residing in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15243.
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1885 - 1976 World Events

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In 1885, in the year that Sam Tesla was born, on June 17th, the Statue of Liberty arrived in New York Harbor. Two hundred thousand people and hundreds of boats greeted the statue. It had to be assembled but that had to wait until the pedestal was completed the following April.

In 1897, when he was only 12 years old, on March 4th, William McKinley became the 25th President of the United States. He had beaten William Jennings Bryan in the 1896 election by 51% to 46.7% in the popular vote. Six months into his second term as President, McKinley was assassinated.

In 1903, at the age of 18 years old, Sam was alive when the Ford Motor Company was incorporated in June after Henry Ford left another car company he founded in 1901 (which became the Cadillac Motor Company). He began Ford Motor Company with $28,000 in cash from twelve investors, two of whom (the Dodge brothers) later began their own car company. Henry Ford improved on assembly line techniques and has been so successful that his family still controls a very popular Ford line of cars and trucks.

In 1917, Sam was 32 years old when the NHL (National Hockey League) was established as a response to the demise of the National Hockey Association (NHA). The first superstar of the League was "Phantom" Joe Malone of the Montreal Canadiens, a leading scorer with records that still stand. The Canadiens won the NHL championship over the Senators.

In 1976, in the year of Sam Tesla's passing, The United States celebrated the Bicentennial of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. It was a year long celebration, with the biggest events taking place on July 4th.

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