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

All About the Planets

*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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