So who was Nikola Tesla and why have you never heard of him? Nikola Tesla was born July 10, 1856, in the region we now know as Croatia. The life of Tesla, his inventions and patents would be a great science study for your children to investigate. He was a famous scientist who later became rather obscure. He was a brilliant electrical inventor and a visionary thinker who was … [Read more...] about Happy Birthday to Nikola Tesla!