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Today in Soap Opera History (June 5)

1979: Ryan's Hope's Delia threated Johnny.

1980: Y&R's Leslie wanted to remember a secret from her past.

1991: As the World Turns' Ellen found out her husband had died.

1996: All My Children's Julia was visited by her Fairy Godmother."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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1950: On radio soap opera The Guiding Light, Ted White (James Monk) told his wife, Meta (Jone Allison), he didn't think she

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