On This Day

What Happened on February 26, 2018

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 7.5 magnitude earthquake in central Papa New Guinea kills at least 100
  • Cold weather nicknamed "the Beast from the East" hits Europe, killing 7 and covering Pompeii in snow
  • Global Seed Vault in Svalbard, Norway, receives its 1 millionth seed on 10 year anniversary
  • Global Seed Vault opens in Svalbard, Norway, to help preserve diversity and loss from other genebanks