On This Day — March 5th

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March 5th is the 64th day of the year (65th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 301 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Monday, Thursday or Saturday (58 in 400 years each) than on Tuesday or Wednesday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Friday or Sunday (56).

Historical Events:

1770 – Boston Massacre: Five Americans, including Crispus Attucks, are fatally shot by British troops in an event that would contribute to the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War (also known as the American War of Independence) five years later.

1940 – Six high-ranking members of Soviet politburo, including Joseph Stalin, sign an order for the execution of 25,700 Polish intelligentsia, including 14,700 Polish POWs, in what will become known as the Katyn massacre.

1946 – Winston Churchill coins the phrase “Iron Curtain” in his speech at Westminster College, Missouri.

1953 – Joseph Stalin, the longest serving leader of the Soviet Union, dies at his Volynskoe dacha in Moscow after being hit by a cerebral hemorrhage.

1963 – American country music stars Patsy Cline, Hawkshaw Hawkins, Cowboy Copas and their pilot Randy Hughes are killed in a plane crash in Camden, Tennessee.

Celebrity Births:

Actress Eva Mendes turns 44

Televangelist Joel Osteen turns 55

Singer Madison Beer turns 19

Star Wars Actor Jake Lloyd turns 29

Victoria’s Secret Angel Taylor Hill turns 22

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TGL Round-Up: Kate and William Expecting Baby, Lil Wayne Suffers Seizure, Tyler Perry Defends Joel Osteen

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Prince William of England and the Dutchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, are expecting their third child, Kensington Palace have announced.

“Their royal highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that the Duchess of Cambridge is expecting their third child. The Queen and members of both families are delighted with the news.

As with her previous two pregnancies, the duchess is suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum. Her royal highness will no longer carry out her planned engagement at the Hornsey Road children’s centre in London today. The duchess is being cared for at Kensington Palace.”

The announcement comes in the same week the couple’s eldest child, four-year-old Prince George is to start school at Thomas’s Battersea, south London. His sister, Princess Charlotte, is two.


Lil Wayne was reportedly rushed to the hospital in Chicago on Sunday after suffering a seizure, leading to the cancellation of his upcoming show in Las Vegas.

According to TMZ, the Grammy winning rapper was found unconscious in his room at the Westin hotel after suffering a first attack, and then faced a second seizure after being admitted to Northwestern Memorial hospital a short time later.

Wayne’s representatives confirmed to TMZ that he had suffered multiple seizures.


Christian Evangelical Joel Osteen earned an unlikely defender this week in Tyler Perry.

Osteen, who is under fire for not opening his megachurch to Texans affected by Hurricane Harvey, received a large donation from Perry, who donated an overall $1 million to relief efforts.

Perry said that he’s giving $250,000 to Osteen because of the controversy, explaining that he believes Osteen and his wife are “amazing people” and that “there is no way they would lock people out of the church and not let people in for shelter.