Today is Nikola Tesla's 150th anniversary. Tesla invented radio and alternating current, set the world's record for man-made ligthning and could make the pigeons of Central Park do his bidding. He remains one of my all-time heroes.
10 July 2006 marks what would be the 150th birthday of the great inventor Nikola Tesla. For those who could make it, Tesla is immortalized as a statue at Niagara, New York depicting the master of lighting; a Nikola Tesla Museum in Belgrade, Serbia; and he is featured on the Serbian 100 dinar banknote. For those who cannot reach such exotic locales, later this year a movie by Christopher Nolan (who really should be working on a follow up to "Batman Begins") will depict David Bowie as the good Mr Tesla.Link
Update: Tor Books's Patrick Nielsen Hayden sez, "Not just 'a movie,' a movie based on Christopher Priest's World Fantasy Award-winning novel THE PRESTIGE. (Published in the US by, ahem ahem, cough cough.) "