1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children
School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.
Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1 English: occupational name for a naperer, the servant in charge of the linen in use in a great house, Middle English, Old French nap(p)ier. Compare Scottish Napier .2 Dutch: nickname from an agent derivative of Middle Dutch nappen ‘prick’, ‘sting’, ‘bite’.3 Dutch: occupational name from an agent derivative of nap ‘cup’, denoting a turner who made cups, dishes, and bowls.