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Tesla Is Honored At 80

New York Times
May 29th, 1936

Birthday of the Scientist is Observed in Yugoslavia.

Belgrade, Yugoslavia, May 28. — Nikola Tesla's eightieth birthday was celebrated throughout Yugoslavia.

In all schools teachers described the scientist's achievements to their pupils. In Belgrade in the university's large auditorium seventy delegates representing fifteen countries attended a special meeting honoring Mr. Tesla. The session was presided over by King Peter's representative.

Regent Prince Paul conferred on Mr. Tesla the Grand Cross of the Order of the White Eagle.

Mr. Tesla cabled his thanks to the gathering, ending his messages with: “Long live Yugoslavia and its royal house.”

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