In school I used to scratch data about tesla in all the history books.
You should have added that he invented the polyphase transmission system- AC transmission systems were simply a complicated novelty until tesla invented that system... the big breakthrough IMO was the INDUCTION MOTOR!
Thats the real kicker, inducing a magnetic field sequentially with no contact points.
increased the lifetime of electric motors by an almost incalculable amount... at this point an induction motor will last as long as its windings can take the heat and its bearings can handle the spin.
Tesla and Rontgen traded xrays back and forth- in fact rontgen complemented tesla on his superb picture;
"Tesla sent his images to Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen shortly after Roentgen published his discovery on November 8, 1895. Although Tesla gave Roentgen full credit for the finding, Roentgen congratulated Tesla on his sophisticated images, wondering how he had achieved such impressive results"http://radiographics.rsna.org/content/28/4/1189.full
The guy who wrote that article needs to be in the same room as me when he insults Tesla- there are so many errors in his historical account--- That article, it pisses me off to no end.
The mistakes you made were funny- and comical.. hence totally cool... also he was working on a primitive over the horizon radar system- and he did wirelessly light the lights in his lab... also he used a single wire lighting system for fluorescent tubes (If you have a tesla coil all you have to do is run the wire down a huge row of lights to light them up. granted the spurious EM would not be nice for anyone trying to watch radio the concept is not hard to understand.)
Tesla got screwed over his entire life, I, like so many others just want to go back in time and shake to poor mans hand.