Today is Tuesday, May 3, the 124th day of 2016. There are 242 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1765: The first school of medicine in the American colonies, the Medical School of the College of Philadelphia (now the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania), is founded.

1802: Washington, D.C., is incorporated as a city.

1916: Irish nationalists Padraic Pearse, Thomas Clarke and Thomas MacDonagh are executed by a British firing squad; they are among 16 people put to death for their roles in the Easter Rising.

1952: The Kentucky Derby is televised nationally for the first time on CBS; the winner is Hill Gail.

1979: Conservative Party leader Margaret Thatcher is chosen to become Britain’s first female prime minister as the Tories oust the incumbent Labor government in parliamentary elections.

2011: The White House says that Osama bin Laden was unarmed when Navy SEALs burst into his room at his Pakistan compound and shot him to death, a change in the official account that raised questions about whether the U.S. ever planned to capture the terrorist leader alive.


1991: Columbiana County is one of two counties being considered as the site for a federal prison, a spokesman for the U.S. Bureau of Prisons says .

Robert and Shirley Toothman say they are being evicted from the Mahoning Manor Mobile Home Park in New Springfield because they allowed their daughter and her two children to move in with them while the daughter’s husband was serving in Operation Desert Storm.

The Ohio Department of Industrial Relations rules that Toys “R” Us must pay construction workers the prevailing wage during construction of a $15 million distribution center in the Salt Springs Industrial Park in Youngstown.

1976: Reflecting a rebound in automobile sales, General Motors recalls all seniority employees at its Packard Electric Division who had been on layoff, bringing Packard’s workforce in Warren to 12,950.

A 33-year-old Fort Lauderdale, Fla., man is arrested by Liberty police in a robbery at the Lamplighter Drive home of Jacqueline E. Diamond in which several thousand dollars’ worth of jewelry was taken.

The Youngstown State University jazz ensemble wins top honors at the Wichita Collegiate Jazz Festival.

1966: Mahoning County is rated tops among Ohio’s 88 counties in developing sanitary sewage facilities. However the county warns that rapidly developing Austintown and Jackson townships must have public sewage-treatment facilities if there is to be more development.

A $1.5 million public parking garage east of Central Square is feasible, according to a report released by city council, but proposed transportation center is more advisable.

The East High School Key Club wins four major awards, including selection as the No. 1 Key Club in Ohio at the state Key Club convention in Cleveland.

1941: Joan Kohler, a New Middletown seventh- grader, wins the Vindicator Spelling Bee in a field of 98 contestants at South High Auditorium. Bernard Martin of Youngstown is runner-up.

Five hundred people attending the annual “open house” at North Lima School witness an attraction that was not on the program: A fire across from the school destroyed a barn and threatened three other buildings

Attorney Dominic Rendinell is awarded $4,625 by Judge David Jenkins as his fee for taking a taxpayer’s lawsuit that successfully challenged Youngstown’s ordinance taxing marble boards. Rendinell had sought $15,000.

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