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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?

In January 1984, Vice President George H.W. Bush spoke at the State House in Annapolis to the joint session of the House and Senate. After his speech, he whipped off his tie and did what? Pictured at left is then-House Speaker Ben Cardin.
In January 1984, Vice President George H.W. Bush spoke at the State House in Annapolis to the joint session of the House and Senate. After his speech, he whipped off his tie and did what? Pictured at left is then-House Speaker Ben Cardin.

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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.

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