London haberdasher John Hetherington nearly caused a riot when he wore the first tophat into the Strand on Jan. 15, 1797:        An excited throng gathered about the owner and the crowd soon increased to such a dangerous extent that the authorities had to interfere. The next morning the daring haberdasher was brought before the Lord Mayor charged with ‘walking down a public highway wearing upon his head a tall structure having a shining lustre calculated to alarm

London haberdasher John Hetherington nearly caused a riot when he wore the first tophat into the Strand on Jan. 15, 1797: An excited throng gathered about the owner and the crowd soon increased to such a dangerous extent that the authorities had to interfere. The next morning the daring haberdasher was brought before the Lord Mayor charged with ‘walking down a public highway wearing upon his head a tall structure having a shining lustre calculated to alarm

When the first top hat was worn by the haberdasher John Hetherington in 1797, it caused a near riot. According to a newspaper account, “passersby panicked at the sight. Several women fainted, children screamed, dogs yelped, and an errand boy’s arm was broken when he was trampled by the mob.”  So Hetherington was taken to court for wearing “a tall structure having a shining luster calculated to frighten timid people.”

When the first top hat was worn by the haberdasher John Hetherington in it caused a near riot. According to a newspaper account, “passersby.

Jan. 15.  The 145th anniversary of the Top Hat.  Designed and first worn by John Hetherington, a London clothier.

The anniversary of the Top Hat. Designed and first worn by John Hetherington, a London clothier.

https://flic.kr/p/JpoeAq | 160622-N-DC740-068 | OAK HARBOR, Wash. (June 22, 2016) Aviation Electrician's Mate Airman Shayna Kleinmanphillips, assigned to Patrol Squadron (VP) 30, tows a P-8 Poseidon on Naval Air Station Whidbey Island's Ault Field. The P-8 is scheduled to replace the P-3, in naval service since the 1960s, no later than 2020.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Hetherington/Released)

https://flic.kr/p/JpoeAq | 160622-N-DC740-068 | OAK HARBOR, Wash. (June 22, 2016) Aviation Electrician's Mate Airman Shayna Kleinmanphillips, assigned to Patrol Squadron (VP) 30, tows a P-8 Poseidon on Naval Air Station Whidbey Island's Ault Field. The P-8 is scheduled to replace the P-3, in naval service since the 1960s, no later than 2020. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Hetherington/Released)

( DAME NELLIE Opera Singer ) MELBA - A Biography - JOHN HETHERINGTON

( DAME NELLIE Opera Singer ) MELBA - A Biography - JOHN HETHERINGTON

John Hetherington wore the first top hat in 1797. He was arrested for breach of the peace after ‘several women fainted at the unusual sight’.

The Huddersfield Chronicle reported that John Hetherington wore the first top hat on this day in The article stated that he was arrested for breach of the peace after ‘several women fainted at the unusual sight’

Tokum - Run named for the building; Tokum Corners. An #oldschool #skibum building lived in by locals John Hetherington, George Benjamin (pictured) and many others. But where did "Tokum" come from?

Tokum - Run named for the building; An building lived in by locals John Hetherington, George Benjamin (pictured) and many others. But where did "Tokum" come from?

The Top Hat Riot of 1797

The Top Hat Riot of 1797 The top hat was invented by John Hetherington, a haberdasher of the Strand, London.

To show you how this technique works, we searched for a bench badly in need of flattening. We found a doozie in the workshop of John Hetherington, ...

To show you how this technique works, we searched for a bench badly in need of flattening. We found a doozie in the workshop of John Hetherington, .

OAK HARBOR, Wash. (June 22, 2016) Sailors from Patrol Squadron (VP) 30 attach a tow bar to a P-8 Poseidon preparing to move it into Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing 10's newly renovated hangar six on Naval Air Station Whidbey Island's Ault Field for the first time. The P-8 is scheduled to replace the P-3, in naval service since the 1960s, no later than 2020. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Hetherington/Released)

Norway to buy Boeing surveillance aircraft – Canadian firms to supply equipment

OAK HARBOR, Wash. (June 13, 2014) Lt. Cmdr. Shane Jones, from Toledo, Ohio, assigned to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island's Search and Rescue unit, pilots an MH-60S Knighthawk above the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) in the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Nimitz is underway hosting friends and family day, an event where nearly 400 civilian guests joined the ship's crew for a special one-day underway. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Hetherington)

OAK HARBOR, Wash. (June 13, 2014) Lt. Cmdr. Shane Jones, from Toledo, Ohio, assigned to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island's Search and Rescue unit, pilots an MH-60S Knighthawk above the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) in the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Nimitz is underway hosting friends and family day, an event where nearly 400 civilian guests joined the ship's crew for a special one-day underway. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Hetherington)

John Hetherington

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is no longer funding the Magnetawan River fish hatchery and management biologist Stephen Scholten says it’s for good reason.

Top Hat/ When the first top hat was worn by the haberdasher John Hetherington in 1797, it caused a near riot. According to a newspaper account, “passersby panicked at the sight. Several women fainted, children screamed, dogs yelped, and an errand boy’s arm was broken when he was trampled by the mob.”  So Hetherington was taken to court for wearing “a tall structure having a shining luster calculated to frighten timid people.”

TOP HAT 1845 - Prince Albert made it fashionable

OAK HARBOR, Wash. (Feb. 18, 2014) Master-at-Arms 3rd Class Justin Kaplan, from Portland, Ore., searches Gunner's Mate 1st Class Lauren Needham, from Orcas Island, Wash., during the security exercise Solid Curtain-Citadel Shield (SC-CS). Exercise Solid Curtain/Citadel Shield is an annual exercise that assesses the readiness of Navy security personnel to respond to threats located on naval installations and individual units. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Comm Spec 2nd Class John Hetherington)

OAK HARBOR, Wash. (Feb. 18, 2014) Master-at-Arms 3rd Class Justin Kaplan, from Portland, Ore., searches Gunner's Mate 1st Class Lauren Needham, from Orcas Island, Wash., during the security exercise Solid Curtain-Citadel Shield (SC-CS). Exercise Solid Curtain/Citadel Shield is an annual exercise that assesses the readiness of Navy security personnel to respond to threats located on naval installations and individual units. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Comm Spec 2nd Class John Hetherington)

BATTLEFIELDS OF EUROPE - 2013. Travel to the Battlefields of France and Belgium with John Hetherington to visit famous WW1 and WW2 sites.  This tour is designed for anyone who would like to know more about the sacrifices made by our brave soldiers of the two world wars. Tour Dates: July 15-26, 2013.  See the brochure for complete details. Contact:  John Hetherington at: 705-497-3992 Email: jhetherington@cogeco.ca or historyguy62@hotmail.com  Or call: Verstraete Travel: 1.800.565.9267

BATTLEFIELDS OF EUROPE - 2013. Travel to the Battlefields of France and Belgium with John Hetherington to visit famous WW1 and WW2 sites. This tour is designed for anyone who would like to know more about the sacrifices made by our brave soldiers of the two world wars. Tour Dates: July 15-26, 2013. See the brochure for complete details. Contact: John Hetherington at: 705-497-3992 Email: jhetherington@cogeco.ca or historyguy62@hotmail.com Or call: Verstraete Travel: 1.800.565.9267

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