On This Day in Weird, February 18...
1856: The "Know-Nothing" American Party abolishes its rule of secrecy. Members remain as ignorant as ever.
1930: In a seemingly pointless experiment, aviators milk a cow aboard an aircraft in flight, seal its milk in paper containers, and parachute it to earth. The procedure fails to start a trend.
1933: Renowned American anthropologist and ethnohistorian Roderick Sprague is born in Albany, Oregon. Aside from mainstream research, he collaborates with Dr. Grover Krantz in applying scientific reasoning to the study of Sasquatch.
1961: Fishermen retrieve a juvenile giant squid from the stomach of a catch off Câmara de Lobos, Madeira Island, in the Northeast Atlantic.
1975: A giant squid 25 feet 10 inches long washes ashore at Verdalsøra, Trondheimsfjorden, Norway.