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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
So then, those who suffer because it is God's will for them, should by their good actions trust themselves completely to their Creator, who always keeps his promise.
1 Peter 4:19 (c) GNB
God will always show you a way out of adversity.

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