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:

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

31 December 1941 A.D. ADM Chester Nimitz, USN Takes Command of PACFLT

31 December 1941 A.D. ADM Chester Nimitz, USN Takes Command of PACFLT

1776 - The last annual report by a Secretary of the Navy to Congress and the President is filed by Secretary of the Navy John L. Sullivan. Thereafter the Secretary of Defense reports annually to Congress.

1862 - USS Monitor founders in a storm off Cape Hatteras, N.C. and is lost. Ordinary Seaman John Jones of USS Rhode Island is awarded the Medal of Honor for his conduct while rescuing crewmen during the night.

1941 - Adm. Chester W. Nimitz assumes command of U.S. Pacific Fleet.

1942 - USS Essex (CV 9), the first of a new class of aircraft carriers, is commissioned at Norfolk, Va. Her designation is changed to CVA 9 in October 1952 and eight years later Essex is converted to an anti-submarine warfare support aircraft carrier and redesignated CVS-9. In 1969, Essex is decommissioned and scrapped in 1975.

1943 - USS Greenling (SS 213) sinks Japanese transport Shoho Maru southeast of Ponape and evades counterattacks by submarine chaser Ch 30.

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