England’s Queen Anne acceded to the throne upon thedeath of King William III.
,U.S. Commodore Matthew C. Perry made his secondlanding in Japan; within a month,he concluded a treaty withthe Japanese.
,during the Civil War,the ironclad CSS Virginiarammed and sank the USS Cumberland and heavily damagedthe USS Congress,both frigates,off Newport News,Va.
the 13th president of the United States,MillardFillmore,died in Buffalo,N.Y.,at age 74.
,the U.S. Senate voted to limit ﬁlibusters by adoptingthe cloture rule.
the 27th president of the United States,WilliamHoward Taft,died in Washington at age 72.
,Imperial Japanese forces occupied Yangon in Burmaduring World War II.
,a military coup in Syria brought the Baath Party topower.
the United States landed its ﬁrst combat troops inSouth Vietnam as 3,500 Marines were brought in to defend theU.S. air base at Da Nang.
Joe Frazier defeated Muhammad Ali by decision inwhat was billed as “The Fight of the Century”at MadisonSquare Garden in New York. Silent ﬁlm comedian HaroldLloyd died in Beverly Hills,Calif.,at age 77.
,in a speech to the National Association of Evangelicals convention in Orlando,Fla.,President RonaldReagan referred to the Soviet Union as an “evil empire.”
17 soldiers were killed when two Army helicoptersfrom Fort Campbell,Ky.,collided in mid-ﬂight.Actress Sue Ane Langdon is 77. College Football Hall of Famer Pete Dawkins is 75. Baseball player-turned-author JimBouton is 74. Songwriter Carole Bayer Sager is 69. Actor-direc-tor Micky Dolenz is 68. Singer-musician Randy Meisner is 67.Pop singer Peggy March is 65. Baseball Hall-of-Famer Jim Riceis 60. Singer Gary Numan is 55. NBC News anchor Lester Holtis 54. Actor Aidan Quinn is 54. Country musician JimmyDormire is 53. Actress Camryn Manheim is 52. Actor Leon is 50.Rock singer Shawn Mullins (The Thorns) is 45. Actor BorisKodjoe is 40. Rhythm-and-blues singer Kameelah Williams(702) is 35. Rock singer Tom Chaplin (Keane) is 34.
Demi Moore seeks spousalsupport from Kutcher
LOS ANGELES — Demi Moore isseeking spousal support from estrangedhusband Ashton Kutcher.The actress states in a court ﬁlingThursday that she also wants the “Twoand a Half Men”star to pay her attor-ney’s fees in the divorce proceedings.Kutcher ﬁled for divorce in December,more than a year after Moore announcedthe marriage was over. Kutcher didn’ttake a position in his ﬁlings on whetherhe should pay Moore any spousal sup-port.The couple was married in September2005,and they have no children together.Kutcher didn’t specify when the cou-ple separated,but Moore listed Nov. 17,2011,as the breakup date.Moore publicly announced the cou-ple’s breakup that day,but until Thursdayhad not ﬁled any divorce paperwork.
Jessica Simpson revealsshe’s expecting a baby boy
LOS ANGELES — This time,it willbe a boy for Jessica Simpson and ﬁanceEric Johnson.Simpson revealed on “Jimmy KimmelLive!”Wednesday that she is expecting ababy boy. She and Johnson are alreadyparents of a daughter,Maxwell,who wasborn in May.Simpson announced in December thatMaxwell would be a big sister,but shehadn’t revealed the gender of her newbaby.She didn’t plan to reveal it Wednesday,either. She told Kimmel that she hadn’tbeen feeling well during her secondpregnancy,adding,“I never knew awiener could actually make me nau-seous.”She followed up by saying she “could-n’t believe”she “just told the world”she’s having a boy.
Cash can bribe dietersto lose weight,study finds
Willpower apparently can be bought.The chance to win or lose $20 a monthenticed dieters in a yearlong study todrop an average of 9 pounds — fourtimes more weight than others who werenot offered dough to pass up the dough-nuts.Many employers,insurers and Internetprograms dangle dollars to try to changebad habits like smoking or not exercis-ing,but most studies have found thisdoesn’t work very well or for very long.The new study,done with Mayo Clinicemployees,was the longest test yet of financial incentives for weight loss.Doctors think it succeeded because it hada mix of carrots and sticks — penaltiesfor not losing weight,multiple ways toearn cash for succeeding,and a chance torecoup lost money if you fell off the “dietwagon”and later repented.Incentives are “not like training wheelswhere people learn healthy habits andthen will continue them on their own”—you have to keep them up for them towork,said one study leader,Dr. SteveDriver of Mayo in Rochester,Minn.And if you’re looking to set up a sys-tem like this at work or among friends,the key is to make it self-sustaining,Driver said. The Mayo one did that byhaving people who didn’t lose weight putpenalties into a fund that paid rewards tothose who did.It’s also a good idea to make peoplepony up in advance. One woman ﬂewinto a tizzy when she stepped on a scaleat a weigh-in and was told she’d have topay.“She headed for the door”but latercame back and paid,Driver said. “Peoplein Minnesota are pretty honest.”Driver will discuss the study thisweekend at an American College of Cardiology conference in San Francisco.The group released results Thursday.Mayo paid for the study and Driver ownsstock in Gympact,a company with anInternet program that gives financialincentives for exercising.The diet study involved 100 obeseemployees at Mayo Clinic but was not aworkplace wellness program. Half weregiven weight-loss counseling,monthlyweigh-ins and a three-month gym mem-bership. The others had those things plusﬁnancial incentives.
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