On This Day in History: February 29, 2008

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Future First Lady Melania Trump told BeautySecrets.com that YAROK serum helps her hair stay shiny.

Ashlee Simpson had an album party at Gypsy Bar.

Kenyan elders threatened to fine Hillary Clinton for circulating a racist photo of Obama in Muslim garb. The move could have cost her many cows.

Kenyan elders may impose a fine on U.S. presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton, payable in livestock, after a photo of her rival Barack Obama in robes dragged their people into the race for the White House.

The picture, which appeared on a U.S. Web site, showed the Illinois senator in a white headdress and traditional Somali attire during a 2006 visit to Wajir in Kenya’s remote northeast.

Obama has battled a whispering campaign by fringe elements who wrongly say he is Muslim and his aides accused Clinton’s campaign of “the most shameful, offensive fear-mongering” after the photograph was published.

Wajir elders resolved to file an official complaint with the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi, dropping earlier plans to hold a protest after Friday prayers.

They said they would also convene a traditional Somali court to investigate the matter. It can impose fines that are payable in cattle, goats or camels.

“We will go ahead with this case whether Senator Clinton or Democratic party leaders turn up or not,” said Mohamed Ibrahim, a member of the clan that hosted Obama during his trip. “But this whole thing can be avoided if only an apology is made.”

Half Past Dead actor Ja Rule turned 32, Foster the People frontman Mark Foster turned 24, and hockey legend Henri “Pocket Rocket” Richard turned 72.

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