It’s 04:05:06 on 07/08/09
Not sure if this is going to work or not, but there was no way I was going to be awake to make it happen. If the WordPress “Scheduled Post” thing works, then this post should appear at precisely 04:05:06 on the 07/08/09! The numerically sequential date thing occurs assuming that you record dates using European standards (dd/mm/yy) as opposed to American standards (mm/dd/yy).
If you, like me, slept through this triviality, a little after 12:30 this afternoon, it will be 12:34:56-7/8/9. Admittedly, this is a little more contrived than the morning event though, but you could mark the moment anyway. And con your co-workers into thinking how clever and observant you are.
These time and date sequences are fairly common, so some become more noteworthy than others. Next month we’ll have 09:09:09 09/09/09 for instance. What are highly unusual are true palindromic date sequences. The last one was the 20th of February in 2002 = 20022002. The next, and (last one ever) will be the 30th of March in 3003 = 30033003. Mind you, by that time dates and times as we know them now would probably be fairly meaningless. It’ll be something like Stardate 3870.89-b12.
Can you think of any other notable date and/or time strings?
[Thanks to Don for the heads up. A mine of useful info you are!]