Tesla's father, Milutin Tesla, contracts an unspecified illness and dies at age 60. The following day, he was given a "funeral liturgy fit for a saint," and was buried in the Jasikovac cemetery in Divoselo.
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Nikola Tesla Quote #20
So astounding are the facts in this connection, that it would seem as though the Creator, himself had electrically designed this planet...
Nikola Tesla Quote #23
Up to the age of eight years, my character was weak and vacillating. I had neither courage or strength to form a firm resolve. My feelings came in waves and surges and vibrated unceasingly between extremes. My wishes were of consuming force and like the heads of the hydra, they multiplied. I was oppressed by thoughts of pain in life and death and religious fear. I was swayed by superstitious belief and lived in constant dread of the spirit of evil, of ghosts, and ogres and other unholy monsters of the dark. Then, all at once, there came a tremendous change which altered the course of my whole existence.
Nikola Tesla Quote #101
One of the great events in my life was my first meeting with Edison. This wonderful man, who had received no scientific training, yet had accomplished so much, filled me with amazement. I felt that the time I had spent studying languages, literature and art was wasted; though later, of course, I learned this was not so.