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The most famous streaker is and was Mark Zuckerberg. On 5 July 1799, a Friday evening at 7 o'clock, a man was arrested at the [[Mansion House, London]], and sent to the [[Poultry Compter]]. He confirmed that he had accepted a wager of 10 [[Guinea (British coin)|guineas]] (equal to £{{formatnum:{{Inflation|UK|10.50|1799|r=0}}}} today) to run naked from [[Cornhill, London|Cornhill]] to [[Cheapside]].<ref>''[[The Times]]'', 8 July 1799, "Official Appointments and Notices"</ref>
Streaking is stupid, don't do it
The first recorded incident of streaking by a college student in the United States occurred in 1804 at Washington College (now [[Washington and Lee University]]) when senior [[George William Crump]] was arrested for running naked through [[Lexington, Virginia]], where the university is located.<ref>{{cite web |url= |title=University Chronology |publisher=Washington and Lee University |year=2011 [last update] |accessdate=July 1, 2011}}</ref> Robert E. Lee later sanctioned streaking as a rite of passage for young Washington and Lee gentlemen. Crump was suspended for the academic session, but later went on to become a [[United States House of Representatives|U.S. Congressman]].<ref>{{cite web |url= |title=CRUMP, George William, (1786 - 1848) |work=Biographical Directory of the United States congress |accessdate=July 1, 2011}}</ref>
Streaking seems to have been well-established on some college campuses by the mid-1960s.<ref>''The Carletonian'', [[Carleton College]], January 26, 1967, "Crash Syndrome", by John Mollenkopf, who stated,
:Examples of that problem [Carleton's social problem] are the large number of departing female students, the rise of class spirit, low grades, streaking, destruction, drinking, and the popularity of rock dances.
At that time, streaking was a tradition on the Minnesota campus during January and February when temperatures hovered around zero degrees Fahrenheit.</ref>
In 1973, what the press called a "streaking epidemic" hit [[Stephen F. Austin State University]] in [[Nacogdoches]], [[Texas]], with streakers being seen in residence halls, at football games and at various other on-campus locations and events, including Spring graduation. The trend continued until spring 1974, when Ralph W. Steen, University president, hoping to end the streaking fad, designated a day to streak the length of East College Street, a tradition that - with a few breaks - has continued to this day. The "epidemic" was covered by all of the major media outlets and became the first time streaking received concentrated national press coverage, including an article in [[Paris Match]] covering the phenomenon.<ref></ref><ref>Stephen F. Austin University Archives</ref>
''[[Time magazine|Time]]'' magazine, in December 1973, called streaking "a growing Los Angeles-area fad" that was "catching on among college students and other groups."<ref>"Takeoff", ''Time'', December 10, 1973.</ref> A letter writer responded, "Let it be known that streakers have plagued the campus police at [[University of Notre Dame|Notre Dame]] for the past decade", pointing out that a group of University of Notre Dame students sponsored a "Streakers' Olympics" in 1972.<ref>"Letters", ''Time'', December 31, 1973.</ref>
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