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Today in Soap Opera History (December 15)

1966: David found Victoria on Dark Shadows but left

without helping her. 1982: Holly's preliminary hearing got

underway on Gh. 1988: Gl's Ben wanted to know if "Aunt Mo" was

his new mommy. 1999: AMC's Alex had big news for David."History is a vast early warning system."

Norman Cousins

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

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1964: On Another World, on the night before Pat Matthews' (Susan Trustman) murder trial was to begin, she still refused to take the truth serum despite a last-minute plea from her father, Jim (Shepperd Strudwick).

1966: On Dark Shadows, David Collins (David Henesy) discovered Victoria Winters (Alexandra Moltke) in the secret room

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