Mathias Swaim

(1770 - 1854)

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Mathias Swaim
1770 - 1854
Born
1770
Berkeley, West Virginia, USA
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February 27, 1854
Morgan, Virginia, USA
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Mathias Swaim was born in 1770 at Berkeley, West Virginia, USA. He died on February 27, 1854 at Morgan, Virginia, USA at age 84.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Mathias Swaim died on February 27, 1854 at Morgan, Virginia, USA at 84 years old. He was born in 1770 at Berkeley, West Virginia, USA. We are unaware of information about Mathias's family or relationships.

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In 1804, when he was 34 years old, on December 2nd, Napoleon was crowned as Emperor of France. It was a spectacular ceremony - even the Pope attended - and Napoleon and Josephine's garments were expensive and lavish. Napoleon lifted the crown to his own head, effectively naming himself Emperor. After the actual coronation, street musicians and peddlers entertained the crowds in the streets.

In 1811, when he was 41 years old, on December 16th, the New Madrid earthquake - in the Mississippi Valley near the city of New Madrid, Missouri - temporarily reversed the course of the Mississippi River. The quake is estimated to have been 7.5 - 7.9. Other large earthquakes along the fault occurred on January 23rd and February 7th, 1812. These quakes were the largest ever recorded east of the Rockies.

In 1822, at the age of 52 years old, Mathias was alive when on July 3rd, Charles Babbage published a proposal for a forerunner of the modern computer. Called a "difference engine", it calculated logarithms and trigonometric functions. Babbage wanted to eliminate the errors that occurred through the use of human "calculators" by creating a machine to do the same work. While a prototype was begun, it was never completed.

In 1841, Mathias was 71 years old when on August 16th, President John Tyler vetoed a bill to re-establish the Second Bank of the United States - America's Central Bank. President Jackson had previously dissolved the bank and Tyler's veto angered the Whig Party (his own party). Rioters gathered outside the White House and burned Tyler in effigy, threw stones at the White House, and fired guns. It may have been the most violent demonstration on White House grounds in U.S. history.

In 1854, in the year of Mathias Swaim's passing, on February 28th, the GOP - the Republican Party - was founded in Ripon, Wisconsin by "modernizers", anti-slavery proponents, ex-Whigs, and ex-"Free-Soilers" - who opposed the expansion of slavery. The first Republican President of the United States was Abraham Lincoln.

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