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Remembering Tesla's Death on January 7, 1943, in Hotel New Yorker, Manhattan, New York

Nikola Tesla died in Hotel New Yorker in Manhattan, on January 7, 1943 at the age of 86, in Suite 3327 on the 33rd Floor.  On July 10th 2001, the Tesla memorial plaque was unveiled in his honor on Hotel New Yorker by the Tesla Memorial Society of New York and Hotel New Yorker.

Above: Tesla commemorative plaque on Hotel New Yorker erected July 10, 2001 by the Tesla Memorial Society of New York and Hotel New Yorker.


Above: The Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, New York City, the place where Michael Pupin and  Nikola Tesla had funeral services.

Above: View of New York City.

Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia's Eulogy to Nikola Tesla on January 10, 1943.

Click here to listen to Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia's Eulogy on Nikola Tesla.  This was recorded live on January 10, 1943, broadcasted over  New York Radio.

This recording was found in New York City Archive by Ing. Djuro Grubisic, Dr. Ljubo Vujovic and Prof. Milica Novkovic (members of the Tesla Memorial Society of New York).


Above: Tesla ashes were placed in a golden sphere, Tesla Museum, Belgrade.

Above: The Nikola Tesla Museum (Website) in Belgrade.

Above: Letter (in Serbian) by Father Irinej Dobrijevic to the Serbian Orthodox Church to have a commemoration of Nikola Tesla's Death in Belgrade, Serbia on January 2006.  Tesla's died on Orthodox Christmas, January 7, 1943.  According to the Serbian Orthodox Church, no commemoration of his death can be held on Christmas Day (January 7th).
 Father Irinej explained in the letter that the cremation of Nikola Tesla was not Tesla's wish but the decision of Tesla's nephew, Sava Kosanovic, Ambassador of Yugoslavia and son of Tesla's sister, Marica Kosanovic (see writings from Charlotte Muzar, Secretary of Sava Kosanovic). 
According to the Serbian Orthodox Religion, the body should be buried not cremated.  Tesla was Serbian Orthodox, his father was a Serbian Orthodox Priest.  Tesla was born in Lika, Croatia.