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Today in Soap Opera History (October 21)

1982: General Hospital's Bryan visited his father.

1988: Guiding Light's Rick had an epiphany on his wedding day.

1997: Another World's Felicia removed her bandages.

2004: Guiding Light's Reva told Cassie that Jb was Jonathan."The best prophet of the future is the past."

― Lord Byron

"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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1953: On Hawkins Falls, May Shipley (Vivian Lasswell) came to Dr. Floyd Corey (Maurice Copeland) for help with a problem. Meanwhile, Sue Riga (Toni Gilman) tore into Mitch Fredericks (Jim Bannon). Hugh Downs was the announcer for the show at this time.

1975: On Ryan's Hope, Delia Ryan (Ilene Kristen) accused Jillian Coleridge (Nancy Addison) of

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