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:

Sunday, December 21, 2014

21 December 1942 A.D. USS SEADRAGON (SS-194) Sinks Japanese Submarine (I-4) in Resupply Op to Guadalcanal

21 December 1942 A.D. USS SEADRAGON (SS-194) Sinks Japanese Submarine (I-4) in Resupply Op to Guadalcanal

1821 - The schooner Enterprise, commanded by Lt. Lawrence Kearny, captures and burns a pirate schooner off Cape Antonio, West Indies. A landing party destroys a shore base and burns five pirate prizes.

1859 - The sloop of war Constellation captures the American slaver Delicia off Kabenda, Africa.

1861 - Congress authorizes the Medal of Honor, the Nation's highest military award, for Naval enlisted personnel. In 1915, legislation made naval officers eligible for the award. Legislation in 1942 made the Medal of Honor an award for combat heroism only.

1942 -USS Seadragon (SS 194) sinks Japanese submarine I 4 between New Britain and New Ireland while I 4 is engaged in a resupply mission to Guadalcanal.

1951 - The first helicopter lands on board a hospital ship, USS Consolation (AH 15).

1968 - Apollo 8 launches with Capt. James A. Lovell, Jr. as Command Module Pilot. During the mission Lovell is one of the first two people to see the far side of the moon. The mission lasts six days and three hours and includes 10 moon orbits. Recovery is executed by HS-4 helicopters from USS Yorktown (CVS 10).

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