By On This Day in NYC's History

ELVIS PRESLEY VISITED MADISON SQUARE GARDEN

On June 10th, 1972: Elvis Presley recorded a live album at New York’s Madison Square Garden. The concert and recording were promoted as being Presley’s first live concerts in the Big Apple since the 1950s. It was certified Gold on 8/4/1972, Platinum on 5/20/1988, 2x Platinum on 3/27/1992 and 3x Platinum on 7/15/1999 by the RIAA.

THE VETERANS CAME HOME

On June 10th, 1991: New York City organized the nation’s biggest parade, and welcomed home the men and women of Operation Desert Storm and honored the veterans of previous wars. The four-hour extravaganza featured 24,000 marchers and 12 million pounds of paper. The parade was led by then Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney, and Gen. Colin L. Powell, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

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BORN ON THIS DAY: LEELEE SOBIESKI

On June 10th, 1992: Actress Leelee Sobieski was born. Sobieski achieved nation recognition for her role in film, Deep Impact, and went on to appear in numerous films that include Never Been Kissed, Eyes Wide Shut, Here on Earth, The Glass House, Joy Ride and the Emmy nominated Joan of Arc.

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