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Joseph S Swain (1911 - 1987)

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Joseph S Swain
1911 - 1987
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February 18, 1911
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November 27, 1987
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Camden, Camden County, New Jersey 08105
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Joseph S Swain was born on February 18, 1911. He died on November 27, 1987 at 76 years of age. We know that Joseph S Swain had been residing in Camden, Camden County, New Jersey 08105.
Updated: October 6, 2011
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Joseph S Swain died on November 27, 1987 at 76 years old. He was born on February 18, 1911. We are unaware of information about Joseph's immediate family. We know that Joseph S Swain had been residing in Camden, Camden County, New Jersey 08105.
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In 1911, in the year that Joseph S Swain was born, the Triangle Shirtwaist fire occurred, one of the deadliest industrial disasters in U.S. history. 146 workers (123 women and 23 men, many of them recent Jewish and Italian immigrants) died from the fire or by jumping to escape the fire and smoke. The garment factory was on the 8th, 9th, and 10th floors of a building in Greenwich Village in Manhattan. Doors to stairwells and exits had been locked in order to prevent workers from taking unauthorized breaks and to prevent theft, so they couldn't escape by normal means when the fire broke out. Due to the disaster, legislation was passed to protect sweatshop workers.

In 1929, Joseph was 18 years old when American Samoa officially became a U.S. territory. Although a part of the United States since 1900, the Ratification Act of 1929 vested "all civil, judicial, and military powers in the President of the United States of America".

In 1962, when he was 51 years old, on October 1st, African-American James H. Meredith, escorted by federal marshals, registered at the University of Mississippi - becoming the first African-American student admitted to the segregated college. He had been inspired by President Kennedy's inaugural address to apply for admission.

In 1971, Joseph was 60 years old when on May 3rd, 10,000 federal troops, 5,100 officers of the D.C. Metropolitan Police, 2,000 members of the D.C. National Guard, and federal agents assembled in Washington DC to prevent an estimated 10,000 Vietnam War protesters from marching. President Nixon (who was in California) refused to give federal employees the day off and they had to navigate the police and protesters, adding to the confusion. By the end of a few days of protest, 12,614 people had been arrested - making it the largest mass arrest in US history.

In 1987, in the year of Joseph S Swain's passing, was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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