What Will You Be Doing at 12:34:56 on the 7-8-9?... A Moment of a Lifetime Lasting 1 Second

Submitted by SadInAmerica on Thu, 08/06/2009 - 12:39pm.


It's a once-in-a-lifetime event, but make the most of it, as it will only last a second.Just remember to look at the clock at 12:34:56 tomorrow, the seventh day of the eight month of the ninth year of the century, and enjoy the unique mathematical phenomenon of the nine digits we know and love lining up in order.

The perfect order occurs just once in every hundred years - always on August 7, always on the tenth year.

The last time this happened, King Edward VII was on the throne, the doomed Titanic was five months into construction, and Yugoslav nationalist Gavrilo Princip was less than five years away from firing the shot that started World War I.

In another 100 years, some other historian-journalist will be looking back on what this day in 2009 meant for us.

Until then, we can tell you about Peter and Katie Barfoot, from Peterborough, who will be tying the knot at his historic moment.

Katie, 26, knew the date would be memorable, but didn't realise that the lunchtime ceremony would give them such a remarkable dateline.

She said: 'When we were booking the wedding day, I knew it would have to be during the school holidays so we could take the children on the honeymoon.

'I wanted it to be an easy date for Troy to remember so he wouldn't forget our anniversary in years to come.

'But it was only recently that we realised Friday was a particularly special day because of the time and date.

'We thought nothing of it until someone pointed out that we are getting married at 12.30pm, so the numerical wonder will take place during our wedding.'

She and Troy, 27, met nine years ago and their sons Connor, six and Louis, four, will be page boys.

But there's always a spoilsport, in this case the nitpickers who say say the actual date is 7/08/2009, so the true 7/08/09 was 2,000 years ago.

Others point out the time comes twice today, in the AM and in the PM. (though, if you're on military time, 12:34am would be 00:34am).

Others note serial dates aren't all that unusual - a few years ago we had 1/02/03 4:56, and last year we had 1:23:45 on 6/07/08.

Still, the Internet is a-twitter with the numerical number, as people on Facebook and Twitter spread reminders.

One Facebook page about the date with more than 600 Facebook users RSVP-ing 'yes' to his 'two-second celebration'.

Any harbinger of Armageddon should also remember we've had worse dates, for instance just after dawn on 06/06/06.

Eddie Wrenn - August 6, 2009 - source DailyMailUK

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Submitted by SadInAmerica on Thu, 08/06/2009 - 12:39pm.


Anonymous (not verified) | Thu, 08/06/2009 - 5:08pm

That would have been last month?

JULY 8th, 2009...07/08/09
not August 7th....08/07/09.... right?