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Sunday, January 15, 1797. :   The Top Hat makes its first appearance, causing a riot.

     The first Top Hat was worn by haberdasher James Heatherington on 15 January 1797, in England. When Heatherington stepped from his shop wearing his unusual headgear, a crowd quickly gathered to stare. The gathering soon turned into a crowd crush as people pushed and shoved against each other. As a result, Heatherington was summoned to appear in court before the Lord Mayor and fined 50 for breaching the peace. He was also charged with appearing "on the public highway wearing a tall structure of shining lustre and calculated to terrify people, frighten horses and disturb the balance of society". However, within a month, he was overwhelmed with orders for the new headwear.


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Thought For Today
I know that good does not live in me - that is, in my human nature. For even though the desire to do good is in me, I am not able to do it.
Romans 7:18 (c) GNB
It's a problem when your best intentions turn to mud. Do your best - and let God do the rest.

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