3. Cathedral of St. John the Divine

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Tesla died on January 7, 1943, and his funeral was held at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine on January 12. According to the New York Times, 2,000 people attended his funeral. The list of high-profile funeral attendees included inventors, Nobel Prize winners and high ranking officials of the Yugoslav and New York government. Two days before Tesla’s funeral, then-Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia recorded a live eulogy for the inventor, which was broadcast over New York City radio. A black and white image from Tesla’s funeral shows his casket covered with both the flags of the United States and Yugoslavia, a tribute to both of the countries he called home. His ashes were placed in a golden sphere and are kept at the Tesla Museum in Belgrade, Serbia.