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Today in Soap Opera History (January 9)

1984: One Life to Live's Estelle was full of herself. 1985: Cruz

found Eden unconscious and tried to save her on Santa Barbara.

1986: Days of our Lives' Mike met Robin Jacobs.

1989: Delia and Roger were married on Ryan's Hope."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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1958: On The Edge of Night, Virginia (Cathleen Cordell) bumped into John H. Phillips (House Jameson) and identified him as "Mr. X". Phillips told Virginia he wanted to keep his identity confidential to avoid making enemies with any of his clients. He wanted to remain politically neutral in their eyes.

1968: On Another World,

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