July 10th is Nikola Tesla's birthday; it should be a holiday, for the man was a genius. Years ago I read a biography of him, in which I first learned about how nasty Thomas Edison was. A friend sent me this link about Tesla. It's a summary of the amazing eccentric Tesla. It does omit that there was a small group who were convinced Tesla was from Venus; if I recall correctly, he never discouraged them.
Nice work, Mr. Tesla!