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7 Jun 1954

United Kingdom
  • Alan Turing passed away in his home in Wilmslow, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom. The cause of death was cyanide poisoning; it was generally accepted to be a suicide, but his mother suspected it to be poor chemical storage procedures at his lab. ww2dbase [Alan Turing | Wilmslow, England | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 7 Jun 1954
USS Iowa (foreground), USS Wisconsin, USS Missouri, and USS New Jersey (background) off the Virginia Capes, Virginia, United States, 7 Jun 1954

7 Jun 1954 Interactive Map

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis

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"With Germany arming at breakneck speed, England lost in a pacifist dream, France corrupt and torn by dissension, America remote and indifferent... do you not tremble for your children?"

Winston Churchill, 1935