America's first hospital opens, Glenn Miller earns the first gold record, Nelson Mandela is released from prison after 27 years, and Whitney Houston dies, all on this day.
1968: The new 20,000 seat Madison Square Garden officially opens in New York City. This was the fourth Garden, with two previous ones built on Manhattan's Madison Square and another about 20 blocks away from the fourth incarnation.
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