It's the 100th birthday of Alan Turing. He saved Great Britain and won WWII for the Allies through his codebreaking work at Bletchley Park. He was a vastly important computing pioneer; do a web search on Turing test, or just check out the Wikipedia entry for Turing. That computer you're reading this on might not exist without his work.
Alan Turing was driven to his death by the British legal system. In the 1950s, homosexuality was still illegal there. Turing was arrested and sentenced to a "cure" of hormonal treatment. He committed suicide at the age of 42. Who knows what he might have done if he'd lived out his natural lifespan? Bigotry kills, in more ways than one.