Nikola Tesla Timeline - 1899
Important moments and events related to Tesla
Tesla Lectures In Chicago
May 13th, 1899
On the way to Colorado Springs, Colorado, Tesla first stops in Chicago, Illinois for his "Teleautomatics" address/demonstration before a meeting of the Commercial Club.
Tesla Arrives In Colorado
May 17th, 1899
Tesla arrives in Colorado Springs to continue high-voltage/high-frequency experiments that had become too large for his New York lab. He stayed at the Alta Vista Hotel in room 207.
Experiments Begin In Colorado
June 15th, 1899
The first experiments in Colorado Springs Experimental Station were performed. Tesla records his initial spark length at five inches long, but very thick and noisy.
Terrestrial Stationary Waves
July 3rd, 1899
Tesla claimed discovery of a new geo-electrical phenomenon, which he said would allow for the transport of electricity around the world. Terrestrial stationary waves were first observed by Tesla and formed the basis for his wireless energy transfer plans and wireless communications.
Tesla Moves To Waldorf-Astoria
Upon receiving a $100,000.00 investment from John Jacob Astor, Tesla promptly moved into the Waldorf-Astoria, which Astor owned. It was, at the time, the world's tallest building and is described as "extolling the essence of exclusiveness, cordiality, pomposity, and elegant grandiosity to the masses."
Tesla Listens To The Stars
Working late one night on his powerful and sensitive radio receiver, Tesla observed strange rhythmic pulses on the receiver. He concluded that there was no possible explanation other than some effort was being made to communicate with Earth by creatures from another planet. Tesla reveals the discovery and is highly criticized.
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