Reformed Churchmen

We are Confessional Calvinists and a Prayer Book Church-people. In 2012, we remembered the 350th anniversary of the 1662 Book of Common Prayer; also, we remembered the 450th anniversary of John Jewel's sober, scholarly, and Reformed "An Apology of the Church of England." In 2013, we remembered the publication of the "Heidelberg Catechism" and the influence of Reformed theologians in England, including Heinrich Bullinger's Decades. For 2014: Tyndale's NT translation. For 2015, John Roger, Rowland Taylor and Bishop John Hooper's martyrdom, burned at the stakes. Books of the month. December 2014: Alan Jacob's "Book of Common Prayer" at: January 2015: A.F. Pollard's "Thomas Cranmer and the English Reformation: 1489-1556" at: February 2015: Jaspar Ridley's "Thomas Cranmer" at:

Saturday, December 20, 2014

20 December 1941 A.D. ADM Ernest King Appointed as CINCFLTUS—Includes LANTFLT, PACFLT, & NAVEUR

20 December 1941 A.D.  ADM Ernest King Appointed as CINCFLTUS—Includes LANTFLT, PACFLT, & NAVEUR

1822 - Congress authorizes the West Indies Squadron to suppress piracy in the Caribbean. Commodore James Biddle is the squadron's first commander, and some ships that serve are the frigates Macedonian and Congress; the sloops Cyane, John Adams, Hornet, and Peacock; the brigs Spark and Enterprise; the schooners Alligator, Grampus, Shark and Porpoise and the Gunboats No. 158 and No. 168.

1941 - Adm. Ernest J. King is announced as the designated Commander-in-Chief, United States Fleet, in charge of all operating naval fleets and coastal frontier forces, reporting directly to the President.

1943 - TBF aircraft (VC-19), from escort carrier USS Bogue (CVE 9) attacks German submarine U 850, which responds with anti-aircraft fire. TBFs and FMs (VC-19) reinforce the TBF and sink as U 850 tries to submerge 530 miles southwest of Fayal, Azores.

1964 - USS Richard E. Kraus (DD 849) completes a successful emergency mission in aiding the disabled American merchant ship SS Oceanic Spray in the Red Sea.

1974 - Operation Nimbus Star, the clearance of Suez Canal for mines and unexploded ordnance, is completed by Joint Task Force.

1989 - Operation Just Cause begins in Panama to remove Dictator Manuel Noriega. Noriega is caught a week after the operation and is brought to trial in Florida.

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