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Today in Soap Opera History (May 5)

1965: As the World Turns spin-off Our Private World premiered.

1985: Days or our Lives' John rescued Marlena.

1992: Another World's Donna and John shared a kiss.

2004: The Young and the Restless' Kevin flatlined."All true histories contain instruction; though, in some, the treasure may be hard to find, and when found, so trivial in quantity that the dry, shrivelled kernel scarcely compensates for the trouble of cracking the nut."

Anne Brontë in "Agnes Grey"

"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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1948: On This is Nora Drake, Bob had disappeared from the hospital, and Nora knew that she was the cause of Bob's unhappiness. Peggy found him in the park,

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