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Queen Grants Royal Pardon To WWII Codebreaker Alan Turing
2013-12-24 07:00:39

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Alan Turing, a computer pioneer of his time and World War II codebreaker who may have single-handedly shortened a long conflict and saved thousands of lives, is getting a Royal Pardon from Queen Elizabeth II. Turing was chemically castrated in 1952 after being convicted of homosexuality, which at the time was a criminal offense in Britain. Along with the conviction, Turing lost his security clearance and was forced to stop his...

2013-03-12 23:04:25

New records added to FamilyHistory.us.org regarding criminal actions including murder. Jacksonville, FL (PRWEB) March 12, 2013 With millions of records in the FamilyHistory.us.org database, users can now find out if their relatives from the past were murderers. Criminal records have been added to FamilyHistory.us.org that include these criminal statuses and more. These new records can show how the criminal justice system has evolved over the last few decades on what people were caught for...

2013-03-06 23:04:05

Pardon Applications of Canada and nvision solutions partner to develop an SEO program that doubles as a reliable resource to help anyone with a criminal record lead a more normal life. Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) March 06, 2013 Most Canadians with a criminal record find out the hard way that repaying their debt to society does not end when they complete their sentences. Aspects of life that most Canadians take for granted, including finding a job, travelling outside the country or simply...

2013-02-23 23:02:02

According to the Salt Lake Tribune, the United States Senate has unanimously passed a bill that will help convicted drug charge criminals expunge their records. MacGregor & Collins expungement lawyers have helped several of those who have tried to get their records cleaned or sealed and are confident that this bill will help their rehabilitation process. Newport Beach, CA (PRWEB) February 23, 2013 According to the Salt Lake Tribune, the United States Senate has unanimously passed a bill...

2011-01-24 11:54:00

Thomas Lowry Confesses to Altering Lincoln Pardon to April 14, 1865 WASHINGTON, Jan. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero announced today that Thomas Lowry, a long-time Lincoln researcher from Woodbridge, VA, confessed on January 12, 2011, to altering an Abraham Lincoln Presidential pardon that is part of the permanent records of the U.S. National Archives. The pardon was for Patrick Murphy, a Civil War soldier in the Union Army who was...

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2011-01-01 06:00:00

The outgoing Governor of New Mexico decided not to issue a posthumous pardon to the notorious Wild West outlaw Billy the Kid on his last day in office. Governor Bill Richardson had been asked to pardon the bandit to fulfill a promise of clemency in exchange for testifying in a murder case. He announced on Friday that he declined because of insufficient details about the pact between Garrett and the outlaw. According to the legend, Henry "Billy the Kid" McCarty killed 21 people, one for each...

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2010-12-28 13:20:00

The majority of people say that they are in favor of New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson pardoning Billy the Kid. Richardson's office has received 809 emails and letters in the survey that ended on Sunday, with 430 arguing for the pardon and 370 opposing it. The office created a website in mid-December after Albuquerque attorney Randi McGinn petitioned for a pardon, contending New Mexico Territorial Governor Lew Wallace promised one in return for the Kid's testimony in a murder case against...

2009-09-09 11:46:29

British Justice Secretary Jack Straw says his decision to grant a pardon to a soccer fan convicted of attempted murder was based on another man's confession. Michael Shields, 22, was released from prison Wednesday after being pardoned for the 2005 beating of a bartender in Bulgaria during a stopover by Liverpool supporters returning from a match in Turkey. Shields was met by his parents outside the juvenile prison in Warrington and whisked away after waving to a crowd of supporters. Straw...


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tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.