If you’re following the comments today, you’ll see that Aaron has pointed out that John F. Kennedy wore a hat to his Inauguration. Indeed, he did. But JFK took off his top hat shortly after his arrival on the White House steps.
He gave his famous Inaugural speech — “My fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country — without a hat, as the picture above from the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. demonstrates.
I’ve tweaked my previous post so it reads that JFK delivered his speech bareheaded. Hats off to you, Aaron, for clearing up this issue!