The year 1875 might best be remembered as the year when Nikola Tesla began studying mechanical and electrical engineering at Austrian Polytechnic, William Marcy "Boss" Tweed escaped Ludlow Street Jail before fleeing to Spain, and Oliver Lewis road Aristides to victory in the first Kentucky Derby.

Tesla studied under the light of the kerosene lamp as neither he nor Einstein had harnessed the electricity needed to power the incandescent light.

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