February 10, 1535

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1535, twelve Anabaptists ran naked through the streets of Amsterdam to protest the Catholic Church’s stance on infant baptisms, the commingling of Church and State business and they stated that all Christians should practice non-violence, were anti-war, and everyone should return to a simpler, more peaceful life. This was the first documented instance of Hippies streaking as a means of political protest.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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