The Extraordinary Life of Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla was born approximately at midnight, between July 9 and July 10 th1856, during a lighting storm. According to family legend, during the birth a midwife put her hands in the air and declared the lightning a bad omen. “This child will be a child of darkness”, she reportedly said, to which Nikola’s mother replied: “No. He will be a child of light.”