The original cover art for Margaret Cheney's Tesla - Man out of Time
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March 1st, 1901: Tesla Partners w/ J.P. Morgan

Tesla signs over 51 percent interest in his patents and inventions, including future ones, relating to both electric lighting and wireless telegraphy or telephony for a mere $150,000.00.

December 6th, 1901: Marconi Succeeds

Tesla rival, Guglielmo Marconi, succeeds in sending the first radio transmission across the Atlantic Ocean. The Morse code signal for the letter "s" traveled more than 2,000 miles from Poldhu in Cornwall, England, to Newfoundland, Canada.

December 11th, 1901: Tower Construction Begins

Construction finally begins for Tesla's most ambitious project, The World-Wide Wireless System known as Wardenclyffe Tower.

John Pierpont Morgan.
John Pierpont Morgan.
John Pierpont Morgan. Wardenclyffe tower construction detail. Marchese Guglielmo Marconi. A view of the train station from the Wardenclyffe tower. A roadside view of the Wardenclyffe tower and lab. The Tesla World-Wide Wireless System known as Wardenclyffe Tower. Wardenclyffe lab and tower before dome construction began.