Tesla was born on July 10, 1856 in Austo-Hungarian Empire. When Tesla was born the lady said that he would be a "child of darkness" because he was born when there was a violent lightning storm which was considered a bad omen but the mother said he would be a "child of light".
Tesla went to a college where he studied engineering at university in Austria and got the highest grades. Tesla started to go downhill when he lost his scholarship and became addicted to gambling and he gambled all of his tuition money. Click to Edit Description
Tesla started working with Edison at the first electric power plant. Tesla said that he would fix motors and generators and he had fixed all of the problems with them. Edison promised him that if he did he would give him $1 mill. His design that he did was so good that it's still used today for motors from households appliances, phones, water pumps, power tools.