Antarctic Sea Ice Extent (NSIDC) broke 19,000,000 sq km on August 25th (day 237). That was the earliest ever.
The previous earliest to break 19 million was August 29 2006 (day 241).
Yesterday was also the 30th daily record of the year. And 7th in a row.
The record for most ice ever is day 266 in 2012 when the ice extent was 19.47713 million sq km.