On This Day – August 13th

Street Fighter II: Hyper Fighter is released, the new Google search engine comes online and Barack Obama becomes Twitters Number One followed person. All on today’s On This Day from TestHuddle.



1993 – Street Fighter IIStreet_Fighter_II_Dash_Turbo_(flyer)

Capcom releases Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting for the Super NES. Hyper Fighting is the third game in the Street Fighter II sub-series of Street Fighter games following Street Fighter II’: Champion Edition. The game was releasered on this day in 1993 in North America and Europe, less than a year after the previous installment.  The game introduced a faster playing speed and new special moves for certain characters.







2003 – Google 2.0Google_web_search

Google releases version 2.0 of Google Search Toolbar, which includes several new features, including AutoFill, which completes web forms with information that’s saved securely on a user’s own computer, BlogThis, which makes posting links to Blogger.com weblogs quick and easy, and Pop-up Blocker, which blocks distracting pop-ups while users surf the web.



 2008 – Twitter’s Number 1 followerTwitter_bird_logo_2012.svg

Barack Obama becomes the most followed Twitter profile. He knocked out Kevin Rose from the top spot at 56,661. Kevin Rose was at 56,442. The numbers reflect the slowly growing popularity of Twitter. Currently Obama has almost 45 million followers, and is the third most followed person in the world after Justin Bieber (53 million followers) and Katy Perry (55 million followers) while Kevin Rose has 1.4 million according to TwitterConter.


If you would like to add anything to these events, or know of other significant technology events that happened on this day in history, feel free to comment below.


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