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Tekla Tesla (1898 - 1979)

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Tekla Tesla
1898 - 1979
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March 9, 1898
Death
July 1979
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Ontario, Wayne County, New York 14519
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Tekla Tesla was born on March 9, 1898. She died in July 1979 at 81 years old. We know that Tekla Tesla had been residing in Ontario, Wayne County, New York 14519.
Updated: October 3, 2011
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Tekla Tesla died in July 1979 at 81 years of age. She was born on March 9, 1898. We are unaware of information about Tekla's family or relationships. We know that Tekla Tesla had been residing in Ontario, Wayne County, New York 14519.
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In 1898, in the year that Tekla Tesla was born, on February 15th, the USS Maine exploded and sank in Havana harbor. The reason for the explosion has never been found, but it killed 266 men. "Remember the Maine" became a rallying cry and precipitated the United States' declaration of war on Spain two months later - the beginning of the Spanish-American War. On December 10th, the war ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris. The Treaty gave the U.S. Puerto Rico, the Philippines, Guam - for $20 million - and, temporarily, Cuba.

In 1913, at the age of just 15 years old, Tekla was alive when the 17th Amendment, establishing the direct election of U.S. Senators, was adopted. Previously, Senators were elected by state legislatures. As early as 1826, a call to elect senators through popular vote was championed and previous to the 17th amendment, two states had already changed their process. Governors are still able to appoint senators to vacant seats until an election can be held.

In 1936, at the age of 38 years old, Tekla was alive when on November 2nd, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) debuted the world's first regular high-definition television service. The channel had a short schedule - Monday through Saturday, 3:00p to 4:00p and 9:00p to 10:00p. The first broadcast was "Opening of the BBC Television Service".

In 1964, at the age of 66 years old, Tekla was alive when on February 9th, the Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show. 73 million people watched - although the Beatles couldn't be heard because of the loud screaming of the female teenage audience.

In 1979, in the year of Tekla Tesla's passing, on March 28th, a partial nuclear meltdown occurred at the power plant at Three Mile Island Pennsylvania. Radiation leaked into the environment, resulting in a rating of 5 on a scale of 7 ("Accident With Wider Consequences") . It ended up costing $1 billion to clean up the site.

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