Saturday, June 23, 2007

In Memory: Alan Turing

Today is Saturday, 23 June 2007.

On this day in 1912, was born Alan M. Turing, parent of modern computing science and an Allied hero of WW2.

Later, in the abyss of The Cold War, he was persecuted and prosecuted for his homosexuality.

He died on 7 June 1954, a cyanide-laced apple at his side. Some claim it was suicide. Others believe the British security services were eliminating "a weak link".


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