TIL on 31 Dec 1899, the SS Warrimoo reached the intersection of the International Date Line and the Equator at midnight, simultaneously being in two different seasons, in two different hemispheres, on two different days, in two different months, in two different years, in two different centuries.

Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Warrimoo

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  1. As the article says:

    “However, the navigational technology of the time was not accurate enough to have fixed her position so precisely.”

    You’d need GPS to place a ship in just the right place at the right time.

    It’s quite likely this is just a tall or exaggerated tale in a newspaper, would be interesting to know if they were just somewhere in the vicinity or made a genuine attempt to do this.

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