Immigrants have made this country great and this week we continue our spotlight on another of this country’s most famous immigrants.
Nikola Tesla (July 10, 1856 to January 7, 1943) was an engineer known for designing the alternating-current (AC) electric system, which is still the predominant electrical system used across the world today. He also created the “Tesla coil,” which is still used in radio technology. Born in what is now Croatia, Tesla immigrated to the United States in 1884. He sold several patent rights, including those to his AC machinery, to George Westinghouse.