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Today in Soap Opera History (November 4)

1981: Another World's Steve revealed himself to Alice.

1988: Melissa set fire to Falcon Crest.

2005: Nicole Forester debuted as Guiding Light's new Cassie.

2005: Laura Wright debuted as General Hospital's new Carly."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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1957: On The Edge of Night, Mary (Anne Sargent) begged Clayton (Leon Janney) to tell her where to find Billy.

1971: On The Doctors, Toni Ferra (Anna Stuart) told a visiting Carolee Allison (Carolee Campbell) that she made her mother out to be a warm, caring person, but it backfired because now Billy (Robert Hennessey) wanted to find her.

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