Retro Baltimore Trivia: After speaking to the Maryland General Assembly in Annapolis in January 1984, Vice President George H.W. Bush whipped off his tie and did what?
Dec 14, 2018 | 8:00 AM
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Here’s last week’s trivia:
QUESTION: In January 1984, Vice President George H.W. Bush appeared before the Maryland General Assembly in Annapolis to deliver a speech on the anniversary of the ratification of the Treaty of Paris. After the speech, he garnered a rousing ovation from the Maryland legislators when he whipped off his tie and did what?
ANSWER: U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin, then-speaker of the House of Delegates, was surprised by the vice president’s decision to whip off his tie to replace it with a Maryland tie given to him after his address to the joint session of the House and Senate.