Saturday, May 27, 2006

Croatia apologizes to Tesla for not recognizing his talent:

Zagreb's city councillors have delivered a posthumous apology to their compatriot Nikola Tesla, one of the pioneers of modern electrical engineering, for failing to recognise his genius, officials said Thursday.

The city council met on Wednesday, exactly 114 years after Tesla presented Zagreb's then mayor with the idea of introducing electric street lightning to the city.

The city authorities told the young inventor they did not understand his vision and turned down his project, before introduced electric lighting 15 years later.