Today in Soap Opera History (November 1)

1985: General Hospital's Robin found out about her parents.

1989: Meg lost her baby on As the World Turns.

2005: Y&R's Katherine had vital info for B&B's Stephanie.

2010: One Life to Live's Cramer women reunited."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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1965: On As the World Turns, the Cassens and the Hughes learned that Ellen Lowell (Patricia Bruder) had agreed to marry David Stewart (Henderson Forsythe). When Ellen told Claire (Barbara Berjer), Doug (Nat Polen), and Judge Lowell (William Johnston) about her engagement, they were shocked because they had been certain that she would marry Don Hughes

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