GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SUNDAY, May 03, the 123rd day of 2015 with 242 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:37 and sunset is @ 7:45. The Full “Flower Moon” is exact @ 11:42 PM EDT. The morning stars are stars are Mercury, Neptune & Saturn. The evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Uranus & Venus.
ON THIS DAY IN: 1494 – Christopher Columbus sighted the island of Jamaica.
1765 – The first U.S. medical school to offer a full diploma program opened, at what is now called the University of Pennsylvania.
1802 – Washington, D.C. was incorporated as a city.
1855 – Macon B. Allen became the first African-American to be admitted to the Bar, in Massachusetts.
1921 – West Virginia imposed the first state sales tax.
1937 – Margaret Mitchell won a Pulitzer Prize for her novel, “Gone With the Wind.”
1947 – Japan’s new constitution went into effect; it granted universal suffrage, stripped Emperor Hirohito of all but symbolic power, abolished peerage, outlawed Japan’s right to make war, and offered a bill of rights.
1952 – The first airplane landed on the geographic North Pole.
1971 – National Public Radio started broadcasting.
1979 – Conservative Party leader Margaret Thatcher was chosen as Britain’s first female prime minister; the Tories ousted the incumbent Labour Party government in parliamentary elections.
2003 – The Old Man of the Mountain, a famous natural granite formation on Cannon Mountain in New Hampshire, fell; the formation resembled a face and had been an icon of the state.