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Today's Bonehead Award: 
Cowboy boot-wearing racist kicked black 
baby boy onto supermarket floor

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Today, January 2 in
1872 Brigham Young, the 71-year-old leader of the Mormon 
Church, was arrested on a charge of bigamy. He had 25 wives. 
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___________________________________________________ An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD has been earned by Riff Trace, 31, Wichita, Kansas Cowboy boot-wearing racist kicked black baby boy onto supermarket floor A cowboy boot-wearing white supremacist kicked a one year-old black baby in the back and sent him tumbling to a supermarket floor, police said. Jhavii Whitaker was attacked from behind by Trace Riff, 31, as Trace screamed the N-word at the baby and his 11 year-old sister. Recalling the incident at a Dillon's supermarket in Wichita, Kansas, Sunday, Jhavii's mother Lashantai Whitaker said: 'I heard a thud like a loud thud, and I'm thinking it's something that fell off a shelf or something. One year-old Jhavii Whitaker was kicked in the back by a racist and tumbled to the floor while shopping with his mother and sister on Sunday 'But my daughter started to scream, so I turned around, and she was picking my son off the ground. He was screaming to the top of his lungs.' Lashantai, who is pregnant, was walking just ahead of her children when she heard the commotion, and turned around to hear her daughter screaming that Jhavii had been kicked. The impact had sent the little boy crashing face-down onto the floor, with Riff then alleged to have tried to run away. He was apprehended by shocked eyewitnesses who pinned him to the ground, with Riff reportedly screaming more racist slurs, and claiming to be a white supremacist. Lashanta told KSN: 'He was just referring to us as the N-word and just making it known that he was a white supremacist and repeatedly saying it over and over. 'What person is sitting around at the Dillon's waiting to attack children?' She added: 'I'm hoping that they give him time, and it doesn't happen to somebody else's child.' Riff, who has numerous previous convictions including DUI and domestic violence, was arrested and charged with ethnic intimidation, battery and resisting police. He has since been released on $3,500 bond, with no conditions, to the horror of his alleged victim's family.
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Today January 2 in
1492 The leader of the last Arab stronghold in Spain surrendered
to Spanish forces loyal to King Ferdinand II and Queen Isabella
I. 

1842 In Fairmount, PA, the first wire suspension bridge was
opened to traffic. 

1859 Erastus Beadle published "The Dime Book of Practical
Etiquette." 

1872 Brigham Young, the 71-year-old leader of the Mormon Church,
was arrested on a charge of bigamy. He had 25 wives. 

1879 Thomas Edison began construction on his first generator. 

1882 The Standard Oil Trust agreement was completed and dated.
The document transferred the stock and property of more than 40
companies into the control of nine trustees lead by John D.
Rockefeller. This was the first example of what became known as a
holding company. 

1890 Alice Sanger became the first female White House staffer. 

1892 Ellis Island opened as America's first federal immigration
center. Annie Moore, at age 15, became the first person to pass
through. 

1900 U.S. Secretary of State John Hay announced the Open Door
Policy to prompt trade with China. 

1900 The Chicago Canal opened. 

1917 Royal Bank of Canada took over the Quebec Bank. 

1929 The United States and Canada reached an agreement on joint
action to preserve Niagara Falls. 

1935 Bruno Richard Hauptmann went on trial for the kidnap-murder
of Charles Lindberghs baby. Hauptmann was found guilty and
executed. 

1942 The Philippine capital of Manila was captured by Japanese
forces during World War II. 

1953 "The Life of Riley" debuted on NBC-TV. 

1955 Panamanian President Jose Antonio Remon was assassinated. 

1968 Fidel Castro announced petroleum and sugar rationing in
Cuba. 

1971 In the U.S., a federally imposed ban on television cigarette
advertisements went into effect. 

1974 U.S. President Richard M. Nixon signed a bill requiring all
states to lower the maximum speed limit to 55 MPH. The law was
intended to conserve gasoline supplies during an embargo imposed
by Arab oil-producing countries. Federal speed limits were
abolished in 1995. 

1983 The musical "Annie" closed on Broadway at the Uris Theatre
after 2,377 performances. 

1991 Sharon Pratt Dixon was sworn in as mayor of Washington, DC.
She was the first black woman to head a city of that size and
prominence. 

1996 AT&T announced that it would eliminate 40,000 jobs over
three years. 

1998 Russia began circulating new rubles in effort to keep
inflation in check and promote confidence. 

2004 NASA's Stardust space probe collected samples from the comet
Wild 2. The samples returned to Earth on January 15, 2006. 

2008 The price of oil hit $100 per barrell for the first time. 

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