Thomas Edison was born February 11th, 1847. He was born in a small Ohio town named Milan. From the very beginning Edison came from a very modest and unpretentious home. As the seventh child of Samuel and Nancy Edison he would be raised in a very humble but bright atmosphere.’
Nikola Tesla was born on July 10th,1856, in what is now Smiljan, Croatia and was not American born. He nonetheless is a highly praised symbol in U.S history. Tesla was the son of a priest and had a very practical upbringing similar to the one his counterpart Edison had.