On this day in 1502, Christopher Columbus leaves Cadiz, Spain, on his fourth and final trip to the Western Hemisphere, this time to get his toothbrush, which he left on his previous visit.

On this day in 1961, in a speech to the National Association of Broadcasters, Federal Communications Commission chairman Newton N. Minow condemns television programming as a "vast wasteland," while at the same time praising the work of Soupy Sales.

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