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#tbt Trivia: A Whole Lot of Elephants

The only thing better than celebrating a birthday is celebrating it all year long. Roll Call is turning 60 and we’re doing a whole bunch of stuff to mark six decades of covering Congress.  

Every week we will memorialize Roll Call’s 60th with #ThrowbackThursday via the @rollcall Twitter feed. Follow along  there!  

Here are the links in case you missed our #tbt last week , and the week before that.  

This week features Bill Clinton, quilts and some old-school tech. Q: What did Bill Clinton promise his aides in January 1992? A: Bill Clinton promised that there would be no “Gary Hart” moments in his campaign for president. At the time, Clinton was heading toward the party nomination, but rumors had surfaced about alleged sexual misconduct.  

Hart, of course, was a top contender for the 1988 Democratic presidential nomination when photos of him and Donna Rice next to the boat “Monkey Business” surfaced. His campaign never recovered.  

An article from January 23, 1992 quotes Bill Clinton promising that there will be
An article from January 23, 1992, quotes Bill Clinton promising there will be “no Gary Hart” moments.

Q:What did the Republican congressional wives make for “the next Republican First Lady” in 1964? A: A quilt, complete with 213 elephants, signed by GOP members of Congress.  

The ladies of the
The ladies of the “Old Fashion Republican Quilting Party” pose with their quilt.

Q: What was the “hi-tech,” Rep. Robert Dornan, R-Calif., using during a demonstration in 1990? A: A (huge) cellphone.  

Former Rep. Bob Dornan chats on his cellphone in 1990.
Former Rep. Bob Dornan chats on his cellphone in 1990.

Related: #tbt Trivia: Strange Mailings Edition #tbt Trivia: Capitol Hill’s Past #tbt Trivia: Test Your Congressional Brain #tbt Trivia: How Well Do You Know Congress? The 114th: CQ Roll Call’s Guide to the New Congress Get breaking news alerts and more from Roll Call in your inbox or on your iPhone.

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