Today in Soap Opera History (July 14)

1986: Another World's Cecile faced the guillotine.

1986: Santa Barbara's Mary died after a "C" fell on her.

1989: Guiding Light's Reva was rowed to her wedding.

2008: The Bold and the Beautiful's Bridget and Nick married."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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1965: On Another World, John Randolph (Michael M. Ryan) persuaded his daughter, Lee (Gaye Huston), that going home after her battle with virus pneumonia would be alright.

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