1234567890 Day, A Celebration of Unix Time

Unix Epoch

Tomorrow, Friday, February 13th at exactly 23:31:30 UTC the Unix timestamp will hit 1234567890 seconds from midnight January 1st 1970, the moment when time began on the Unix operating system (aka the Unix Epoch). 1234567890 Day events are being planned around the world to celebrate this historic occasion. Here’s the countdown clock.

In San Francisco, the celebration takes place at 2:31 PST (1 hour early for drinks) at 21st Amendment.

comic by xkcd

Scott Beale
Scott Beale

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