Nikola Tesla and Tunguska On June 30, 1908, over 100 years ago, a huge explosion destroyed over 1,000 miles of a very remote and sparsely inhabited region of central Siberia. The exact date of the event is very uncertain because nobody from the outside reached the region until 1927, and there is an 11 day difference between the Julian calendar then used by the Russians, and the Gregorian calendar which supplanted the Julian calendar. In 1582, Pope Gregory XIII massacred the calendar by taking out 11 days in the month of October. The Russians did not convert to the Gregorian calendar until after the 1917 Russian Revolution. About June 30,1908, a huge explosion completely devastated a 2,600 square kilometer area of Siberia. This explosion was 1,000 times more powerful than the Hiroshima atomic bomb, and larger than the devastation caused by subsequent nuclear bomb testing by the U.S. and Russia. Because of the remote location, the Russian Revolution, and Civil War, an expedition did not reach Tunguska until 1927. Initial reports said that it was a meteorite because a celestial phenomenon like the northern lights or aurora borealis could be seen as far south as London. This explosion was not a meteorite or visitors from outer space....It was the work of the super Serbian scientist named Nikola Tesla.