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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

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

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

The first man who was credited with wearing this new creation in London, the hatter John Hetherington, nearly caused a riot and was arrested for wearing a hat that was ‘calculated to frighten timid people’ (St James’s Gazette).

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April 2015. Thank you for sharing your wonderful safari snaps with us, John Hetherington!

Dame Nellie Melba biographer John Hetherington published 1993.

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An EA-18G Growler assigned to VAQ 129 lands at NAS Whidbey Island’s Ault Field. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Hetherington/Released)

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April 2015. Thank you for sharing your wonderful safari snaps with us, John Hetherington!

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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, ...