On This Day

Historical Events on February 26 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 208 of 208

  • 2018 Global Seed Vault in Svalbard, Norway, receives its 1 millionth seed on 10 year anniversary
  • 2018 Global Seed Vault opens in Svalbard, Norway, to help preserve diversity and loss from other genebanks
  • 2018 7.5 magnitude earthquake in central Papa New Guinea kills at least 100
  • 2019 India launches air strikes on alleged terrorist camps within Pakistan
  • 2019 Catholic Cardinal George Pell convicted of child sexual abuse in Melbourne, Australia. As treasurer at the Vatican, the highest-ranking church official to be convicted.
  • 2019 More than 4,500 complaints of child sexual abuse against migrant children received by US Health Department, Department of Justice received 1,300 more
  • 2019 UK reaches its highest-ever winter temperature with 21.2°C (70.2F) in Kew Gardens, London
  • 2019 City of Venice in Italy introduces a day visitors tax