1942 – The Women’s Auxiliary Army Corps (WAAC) was established by an act of the U.S. Congress.

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FDR signs WAAC Act, May 14, 1942. On this day in 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt approved legislation establishing the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps. The act, signed into law some five months after the United States entered World War II, created a voluntary enrollment program for up to 150,000 women to join the war effort in noncombat roles.



history… may 14

1264 – King Henry III was captured by his brother in law Simon deMontfort at the Battle of Lewes in France.

1509 – In the Battle of Agnadello, French defeated Venitians in Northern Italy.

1607 – An expedition led by Captain Christopher Newport went ashore at Jamestown, Virginia. The group had arrived at the location the day before. This became the first permanent English colony in America.

1610 – French King Henri IV (Henri de Navarre) was assassinated by a fanatical monk, François Ravillac.

1643 – Louis XIV became King of France at age 4 upon the death of his father, Louis XIII.

1727 – Thomas Gainsborough was born. He was an English painter.

1787 – Delegates began gathering in Philadelphia for a convention to draw up the U.S. Constitution.

1796 – The first smallpox vaccination was given by Edward Jenner.

1804 – William Clark set off the famous expedition from Camp Dubois. A few days later, in St. Louis, Meriwether Lewis joined the group. The group was known as the “Corps of Discovery.”

1811 – Paraguay gained independence from Spain.

1853 – Gail Borden applied for a patent for condensed milk.

1862 – The chronograph was patented by Adolphe Nicole.

1874 – McGill University and Harvard met at Cambridge, MA, for the first college football game to charge admission.

1878 – The name Vaseline was registered by Robert A. Chesebrough.

1879 – Thomas Edison incorporated the Edison Telephone Company of Europe.

1897 – “The Stars and Stripes Forever” by John Phillip Sousa was performed for the first time. It was at a ceremony where a statue of George Washington was unveiled.

1897 – Guglielmo Marconi made the first communication by wireless telegraph.

1913 – The Rockefeller Foundation was created by John D. Rockefeller with a gift of $100,000,000.

1935 – The Philippines ratified an independence agreement.

1940 – The Netherlands surrendered to Nazi Germany.

1942 – The Women’s Auxiliary Army Corps (WAAC) was established by an act of the U.S. Congress.

1942 – “Lincoln Portrait” by Aaron Copland was performed for the first time by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.

1942 – The British, while retreating from Burma, reached India.

1948 – Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion proclaimed the independent State of Israel as British rule in Palestine came to an end.

1955 – The Warsaw Pact, a Easter European mutual-defense treaty, was signed in Poland by eight communist bloc countries including the Soviet Union.

1961 – A bus carrying Freedom Riders was bombed and burned in Alabama.

1967 – Mickey Mantle hit his 500th homerun.

1969 – Jacqueline Susann’s second novel, “The Love Machine,” was published by Simon and Schuster.

1973 – Skylab One was launched into orbit around Earth as the first U.S. manned space station.

1975 – U.S. forces raided the Cambodian island of Koh Tang and recaptured the American merchant ship Mayaguez. All 40 crew members were released safely by Cambodia. About 40 U.S. servicemen were killed in the military operation.

1980 – U.S. President Carter inaugurated the Department of Health and Human Services.

1985 – Ray Kroc’s first McDonald’s restaurant became the first fast-food business museum. It is located in Des Plaines, Illinois.

1988 – In the Andean village of Cayara, Peru’s military was involved in a massacre of at least 26 peasants.

1992 – Former Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev addressed members of the U.S. Congress, appealing to them to pass a bill to aid the people of the former Soviet Union.

1996 – A tornado hit 80 villages in nothern Bangladesh. More than 440 people were killed.

1998 – The Associated Press marked its 150th anniversary.

1998 – The final episode of the TV series “Seinfeld” aired after nine years on NBC.

1999 – North Korea returned the remains of six U.S. soldiers that had been killed during the Korean War.

1999 – Jess Marlow received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

2005 – The art exhibit “Gumby and Friends: The First 50 Years” opened at the Lynn House Gallery in Antioch, CA.




** Cluster of Shiga-toxin producing E. coli infections among children in King County ― Unknown source-

Public Health is investigating a new cluster of seven children infected with Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (also known as STEC) in King County. All cases are currently under 15 years of age, and three are under 5 years of age. Cases have been reported during April 22–May 1, 2021.

Our investigation is ongoing. We have identified multiple types of fresh produce, mostly organic, in common among the majority of cases but cannot yet rule out other possibilities. We are still uncertain if these cases share the same source of their infection or not. Updates will continue to be posted when more information is available.


All 7 children developed symptoms consistent with STEC, including diarrhea (often bloody), abdominal cramping, nausea, and vomiting. Illness onsets occurred during April 17–29, 2021. Six children have been hospitalized; this includes two children who developed a type of kidney complication called hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) and both are recovering.

** Velvet Ice Cream has announced it is voluntarily recalling all of its ice cream and sherbet products made on or after March 24, 2021 as a precaution because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

No illness or injury has been associated with the recalled products, which are being recalled in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The issue was identified as a result of the company’s routine testing.

The products were distributed to Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia through various drug stores, convenience stores and supermarkets. They are packaged in various sizes and containers.

The products were distributed and sold in supermarkets from on or after March 24, 2021 with the following product codes, which can be found at the bottom or side of the container:

Product CodeItem Description
21104Buehler’s Chocolate Pail
21104Buehler’s Neapolitan Pail
21104Buehler’s Vanilla Pail
21089Discount Drug Mart Chocolate Swirl Pail
21106Discount Drug Mart Neapolitan 56oz
21095Discount Drug Mart Strawberry 56
21091Discount Drug Mart Vanilla 56
21083Discount Drug Mart Vanilla Pail
21096North Star Frog Spit
21097North Star Frog Spit
21098North Star Frog Spit
21099North Star Frog Spit
21089Whale of a Pail Chocolate Fudge Pai
21090Whale of a Pail Cookies n Cream
21104Whale of a Pail Neapolitan
21103Ruggle’s Orange Sherbet Quarts
21104Whale of a Pail Vanilla Chocolate
21089Whale of a Pail Vanilla
Product CodeItem Description
21090Whale of a Pail Vanilla
21090Super Dip Chocolate Pail
21103Super Dip Chocolate Swirl Pail
21083Super Dip Chocolate Swirl Pail
21089Super Dip Chocolate Swirl Pail
21083Super Dip Cookie n Cream Pail
21106Super Dip Neapolitan 56oz
21104Super Dip Neapolitan Pail
21095Super Dip Strawberry 56
21106Super Dip Superfriends 56oz
21091Super Dip Vanilla 56
21083Super Dip Vanilla Pail
21103Super Dip Vanilla Pail
21089Super Dip Vanilla Pail
21090Super Dip Vanilla Pail
21106Super Dip Vanilla/Orange 56oz
21106Velvet erVanilla Lovers Trio 56oz
21091Velvet Banana Cream Pie 56
21088Velvet Birthday Cake 3 gallon
21084Velvet Black Walnut 3 gallon
21099Velvet Blackberry Cobbler 56
21095Velvet Blueberry Cheesecake 56
21095Velvet Buckeye Brownie 56
21091Velvet Buckeye Brownie 56
21095Velvet Buckeye Classic 56
21096Velvet Buckeye Classic Pint
21102Velvet Buckeye Sandwich 12/10pk
21096Velvet Butter Pecan & Cashew Pint
21105Velvet Campfire Smores 56oz
21100Velvet Caramel Pecan 56
21106Velvet Chocolate Pint
21096Velvet Chocolate Pint
21105Velvet Cookie Dough Extreme 56oz
21105Velvet Cookie Dough Extreme 3 gallon
21084Velvet Cookie n Cream 3 gallon
21092Velvet Cookies n Cream Pint
21103Velvet Cotton Candy 3 gallon
21092Velvet Dutch Chocolate 56
21089Velvet Dutch Chocolate 3 gallon
21102Velvet Dutch Chocolate 3 gallon
21099Velvet Elephant Ear 56
21084Velvet Elephant Ear 3 gallon
Product CodeItem Description
21092Velvet Homemade Vanilla 56
21105Velvet Homemade Vanilla 56oz
21100Velvet Kentucky Praline Pecan 56
21085Velvet Lime Sherbet Quart
21103Velvet Lime Sherbet Quarts
21091Velvet Mint Chocolate Chip 56
21102Velvet Mint Chocolate Chip 3 gallon
21091Velvet Moose Tracks 56
21095Velvet Moose Tracks 56
21096Velvet Moose Tracks Pint
21092Velvet Olde Tyme Vanilla 56
21105Velvet Olde Tyme Vanilla 56oz
21102Velvet Olde Tyme Vanilla 3 gallon
21084Velvet Orange Sherbet 3 gallon
21085Velvet Orange Sherbet Quart
21103Velvet Orange Sherbet Quarts
21091Velvet Original Vanilla 56
21084Velvet Original Vanilla 3 gallon
21089Velvet Original Vanilla 3 gallon
21100Velvet Original Vanilla 3 gallon
21102Velvet Original Vanilla 3 gallon
21084Velvet Pineapple Sherbet 3 gallon
21084Velvet Pineapple Sherbet Quart
21085Velvet Pineapple Sherbet Quart
21103Velvet Pineapple Sherbet Quarts
21103Velvet Rainbow Sherbet 3 gallon
21103Velvet Rainbow Sherbet Quarts
21085Velvet Raspberry Sherbet Quart
21084Velvet Sea Salt Caramel Toffee 3 gallon
21099Velvet Summertime Peach 56
21099Velvet Summertime Peach 3 gallon
21084Velvet Summertime Peach 3 gallon
21092Velvet Triple Chocolate Chunk 56
21100Velvet Vanilla Bean 3 gallon
21088Velvet Vanilla Pint
21106Velvet Vanilla Pint

“We’re conducting this voluntary recall in cooperation with the FDA out of consideration for the wellbeing and safety of our customers and consumers,” said Velvet Ice Cream CEO Luconda Dager. “We continue to be committed to serving consumers with high quality ice cream and sherbet products.”

Anyone who has the recalled product in their possession should dispose of it immediately or return it to the place of purchase for a refund. Consumers with questions may contact Velvet Ice Cream at 800-589-5000 x237 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday. Or visit its website at www.velveticecream.com/contact-usExternal Link Disclaimer.