Episode 126 – News for December 24, 2015

Religion and Holidays


1294 – Pope Boniface VIII is elected, replacing St. Celestine V, who had resigned 1826 – The Eggnog Riot at the United States Military Academy begins that night, wrapping up the following morning * 1865 – The Ku Klux Klan is formed * 1913 – The Italian Hall disaster (“1913 Massacre”) in Calumet, Michigan, results in the death of 73 Christmas party goers held by striking mine workers, including 59 children * 1914 – World War I: The “Christmas truce” begins


*Water Discovered on Mars *Pluto’s Surface Revealed *Philae rises from the dead! * Check out Space.com for other awesome photos from this year, including Saturn’s moons Enceladus and the “Death Star” moon Mimas, Earth’s face from EPIC, and the DOUBLE BLADED LIGHTSABER!


*FDA removes lifelong ban on blood donation for men who have sex with men * *California woman assaults praying Muslims *Virginia school district forced to shut down over geography lesson *The first sentence has been issued New York X-ray terror plot *Brunei has banned Christmas *Joe Kennedy files EEOC Complaint *Christian homeless shelter kicks out all women


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