Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace December 1815 – 27 November commonly known as Ada Lovelace, was an English mathematician and writer chiefly known for her work on Charles Babbage's early mechanical general-purpose computer, the Analytical Engine.
On December German engineer and computer pioneer Konrad Zuse passed away. He is renowned to have constructed the very functional program-controlled Turing-complete computer, the which became operational in May
Alan Turing broke the German Enigma code during World War II and devised the Turing machine and the Turing test of computer intelligence. Unabashedly gay, he committed suicide after being convicted of homosexual acts.
whirlpool galaxy with a companion galaxy. The Whirlpool Galaxy is a classic spiral galaxy. At only 30 million light years distant and fully 60 thousand light years across, also known as NGC is one of the brightest and most picturesque galaxies on the sky.