When James Roland Nickum was born in January 1854, in Indiana, United States, his father, James S. Nickum, was 34 and his mother, Catherine Walters, was 33. He married Mary Theresa Brady in 1896. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Toledo, Lucas, Ohio, United States in 1900 and San Diego, San Diego, California, United States in 1910. He died on 24 March 1918, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 64.
The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1872 · The First National Park
Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
German: variant of Niekum, itself a variant of Neukam . This surname is very rare in Germany. Compare Niccum .