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  • England
    Wednesday Jan 23, 1952

    Alan Turing

    Turing's House was Burgled

    England
    Wednesday Jan 23, 1952

    On 23 January, Turing's house was burgled. Murray told Turing that he and the burglar were acquainted, and Turing reported the crime to the police. During the investigation, he acknowledged a sexual relationship with Murray. Homosexual acts were criminal offences in the United Kingdom at that time, and both men were charged with "gross indecency" under Section 11 of the Criminal Law Amendment Act 1885.




  • Sandringham House, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
    Wednesday Feb 6, 1952

    Winston Churchill

    George VI death

    Sandringham House, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
    Wednesday Feb 6, 1952

    Churchill was nearly 77 when he took office and was not in good health following several minor strokes. By December, George VI had become concerned about Churchill's decline and intended to ask him to stand down in favor of Eden, but the King had his own serious health issues and died on 6 February without making the request.




  • Sandringham House, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
    Wednesday Feb 6, 1952

    Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon

    Father died

    Sandringham House, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
    Wednesday Feb 6, 1952

    George VI died on 6 February 1952, and her sister became Queen.




  • London, England, United Kingdom
    Friday Feb 15, 1952

    Edward VIII

    Edward attended George's funeral in 1952

    London, England, United Kingdom
    Friday Feb 15, 1952

    The royal family never fully accepted the Duchess. Queen Mary refused to receive her formally. However, Edward sometimes met his mother and his brother, George VI; he attended George's funeral in 1952. King George died 6 February 1952.




  • England
    Wednesday Feb 27, 1952

    Alan Turing

    Holding Initial Committal Proceedings for the trial

    England
    Wednesday Feb 27, 1952

    Initial committal proceedings for the trial were held on 27 February during which Turing's solicitor "reserved his defence", i.e., did not argue or provide evidence against the allegations.




  • England
    Monday Mar 31, 1952

    Alan Turing

    The Trial

    England
    Monday Mar 31, 1952

    Turing was later convinced by the advice of his brother and his own solicitor, and he entered a plea of guilty. The case, Regina v. Turing and Murray, was brought to trial on 31 March 1952. Turing was convicted and given a choice between imprisonment and probation. His probation would be conditional on his agreement to undergo hormonal physical changes designed to reduce libido. He accepted the option of injections of what was then called stilboestrol (now known as diethylstilbestrol or DES), a synthetic oestrogen; this feminization of his body was continued for the course of one year.




  • United Kingdom
    Monday Jun 30, 1952

    Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

    Philip was promoted to commander

    United Kingdom
    Monday Jun 30, 1952

    On 30 June 1952, Philip was promoted to commander.


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