On this day in 1912 Alan Turing was born. Turing created the worlds first electrical computer during World War 2 in a successful effort to break Germany's complex enigma code. He killed himself aged 41 by eating an apple he had poisoned with cyanide, possibly due to the results of a chemical castration on his mental health.
And now the news:
The sad fate of Turing and Gordon Brown's apology on behalf of the British Government: