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Happy 123456789 Day!

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 70 comments

It may not make it into the history books, but it'll probably be mildly exciting to see it happen.

In just a few minutes, the time will be 12:34:56 and the date will be 07/08/09.* This is only going to happen once so we figure it's news worthy enough to make the site on a slow Friday.

So, what are/were you doing when the clocks read 123456789? Let us know in the comments section below! If you missed it, well, don't worry, you didn't miss much. Just the time really.

Screenshots at the ready, everyone . . .

*Note: We're going by ET here, so if you're in another time zone where this hasn't happened yet, consider this article a sticky note. Set your alarms now!

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    JMcEntegart , August 7, 2009 5:07 PM
    fortmccubbleBut next year it'll be 2:34:56 and it can be 08/09/10


    Where's your seven, man? :p 
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    Marcus Yam , August 7, 2009 5:10 PM
    erichlundHah! You Europeans. We Americans (with due deference to all "Americans" not of the United States), put the month first, so this is all old news. Not saying we have it right. Just saying.

    I'm Canadian and it's more common here to go with the dd/mm/yy format. :) 
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    fortmccubble , August 7, 2009 5:00 PM
    But next year it'll be 2:34:56 and it can be 08/09/10
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    bboysil , August 7, 2009 5:00 PM
    Damn, I've missed it... it's 20:00 here in Romania :p 
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    erichlund , August 7, 2009 5:04 PM
    Hah! You Europeans. We Americans (with due deference to all "Americans" not of the United States), put the month first, so this is all old news. Not saying we have it right. Just saying.
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    JMcEntegart , August 7, 2009 5:07 PM
    fortmccubbleBut next year it'll be 2:34:56 and it can be 08/09/10


    Where's your seven, man? :p 
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    erichlund , August 7, 2009 5:09 PM
    See, there I go, putting my foot in my mouth. Jane, if you are using Eastern time, then you are in America, so "traditionally", Americans would do todays date as 8/7/2009. Perhaps because that's the way our digital watches display it.
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    scook9 , August 7, 2009 5:10 PM
    JMcEntegartWhere's your seven, man?


    and the one....
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    Marcus Yam , August 7, 2009 5:10 PM
    erichlundHah! You Europeans. We Americans (with due deference to all "Americans" not of the United States), put the month first, so this is all old news. Not saying we have it right. Just saying.

    I'm Canadian and it's more common here to go with the dd/mm/yy format. :) 
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    dman3k , August 7, 2009 5:11 PM
    Hadn't we already done this in July?
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    domenic , August 7, 2009 5:11 PM
    I think the ISO or military standard of time is YY/MM/DD so the "real" holiday was Aug 9, 2007.
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    back_by_demand , August 7, 2009 5:15 PM
    Dullness. Doesn't even have the 0.

    It will be more interesting in 80 years, (and was 20 years ago as well), when 01:23:45 6th July 2089, (or for those in the USA who do the month first June 7th)

    0123456789.

    All ten numbers, happens every hundred years, the format for this story misses out the 0 and happens every 10 years.

    YAWN!
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    back_by_demand , August 7, 2009 5:18 PM
    And 1 year later
    12:34:56 7th August 2090, (or 8th July for USA)

    1234567890

    Either way is good
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    captaincharisma , August 7, 2009 5:29 PM
    someone should use them as this weeks lottery numbers LOL :) 
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    chaohsiangchen , August 7, 2009 5:32 PM
    Stop posting crap like this and do you jobs as tech journalists.
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    pooflinger1 , August 7, 2009 5:34 PM
    Actually, this happened back in Feb... Unix timestamp 1234567890 = Fri, 13 Feb 2009 23:31:30 GMT. The real one was a bigger deal and many more sites, including google, "celebrated" it.

    I don't see a big deal to this as the date could be arranged so that there were multiple 123456789 days...

    Pretty stupid imo.
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    Anonymous , August 7, 2009 5:38 PM
    What are you talking about that was last month
    123456879 you're a bit bass ackwards!
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    leo2kp , August 7, 2009 5:38 PM
    Losing to my phone in Texas Holdem cuz it freakin' cheats...
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    mrief85 , August 7, 2009 5:39 PM
    Wow, I read this article exactly 35 seconds before it happened.

    http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/274094/123456789.jpg
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    Naked_n_Happy , August 7, 2009 5:40 PM
    erichlundSee, there I go, putting my foot in my mouth. Jane, if you are using Eastern time, then you are in America, so "traditionally", Americans would do todays date as 8/7/2009. Perhaps because that's the way our digital watches display it.


    In Canada we put the day first, not the month... And it makes sense. Go from smallest to biggest, or biggest to smallest, not mix and match!
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    mrief85 , August 7, 2009 5:40 PM
    And yes, it is confirmed. Missed it by a month...
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    fortmccubble , August 7, 2009 5:43 PM
    NooOoOOOO! Well since I've been rated down I might as well just reference the fact that DC2 is coming and the only date that means anything is 9-9-09 and the beatles is only a cover up


    believe
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