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Today in Soap Opera History (January 23)

1970: The Doctors' Julie stirred up trouble at Hope Memorial.

1976: Ryan's Hope's Faith realized what Kenneth was up to.

1981: Another World's Mac pleaded with Mitch for help.

2006: General Hospital's Bobbie threatened Tracy."Whoever wishes to foresee the future must consult the past; for human events ever resemble those of preceding times. This arises from the fact that they are produced by men who ever have been, and ever shall be, animated by the same passions, and thus they necessarily have the same results."

― Machiavelli

"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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1939: Time magazine published a story about radio soap creators, Frank and Anne Hummert, explaining their

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