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Today in Soap Opera History (May 20)

1969: Dark Shadows' Laura was stopped by Angelique.

1983: Ryan's Hope's Delia spotted a familiar face in a play.

1994: General Hospital's Bobbie was kicked out by Tony.

2008: All My Children's Greg visited Jenny's grave."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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1966: On Another World, Bill (Joseph Gallison) joked about Missy (Carol Roux) being an heiress, but Missy wasn't interested in the money she inherited from her mother.

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