This Day in History: 0000-05-03

3 May – First US medical college opened in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1765).
3 May – The oldest institution of higher education in modern Greece, the University of Athens, was founded in Athens, Greece (1837).
3 May – Margaret Mitchell’s novel Gone with the Wind won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction (1937).
3-4 May – Japanese troops invaded the Tulagi and Gavutu Islands in the Solomon chain, precipitating the Battle of the Coral Sea (1942).