Monday, December 30, 2013

UK pardons the gay "Father of Computing"

British mathematician Alan Turing was considered as the "Father of Modern Computing".  He was responsible for the breaking of the World War 2 German "Enigma" code that eventually hastened the end of the war against Germany.

He was sentenced in 1952 for homosexual acts which was a criminal offense in the UK until 1967.  2 years later he allegedly committed suicide.

He was recently given a posthumous pardon by Queen Elizabeth II.

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