January 7 1943 – Inventor Nikola Tesla Dies in New York

January 7 1943 – Inventor Nikola Tesla Dies in New YorkRate this post Of all the products to make their way through the labs of Thomas Edison, Nikola Tesla might be the most important to modern life. Born in modern Croatia, the brilliant inventor and scientist died at a hotel in New York City on January 7, 1943. Raised in the small village of Smiljan in the Austrian Empire, Tesla’s Serbian parents were deeply involved in the local Orthodox Church — his father and maternal grandfather were both priests. By his mid-teens, the boy demonstrated a talent for mathematics, such that his instructors often believed he received the answers from […]

January 7 1999 – US President Bill Clinton’s Trial For Impeachment Began In The Senate

January 7 1999 – US President Bill Clinton’s Trial For Impeachment Began In The Senate5 (100%) 1 vote On January 7, 1999, the impeachment trial of President William Jefferson Clinton began in the US Senate. William (Bill) Clinton was only the second US President to face such a congressional procedure. Earlier in 1868, the trial of President Andrew Johnson had been the first instance of a Senate trial in the history of the US. Following the edicts of Article 1 of the US Constitution, Justice William Rehnquist, the then Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court presided over the proceedings while thirteen House Republicans from the Judiciary Committee acted as […]