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Today in Soap Opera History (November 7)

1972: Jingles the clown scared Andrea on Somerset.

1986: Robert S. Woods debuted as Paul on Days of our Lives.

1986: James Stenbeck returned from the dead with, "Hello, Barbara"

1995: All My Children's Julia found a surprise in her closet."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, Roger (Allen Nourse) worried about Mary.

1972: On Somerset, Andrea Moore (Harriet Hall) was terrified when she was woken up in her bedroom by Jingles the Clown. When Carter Matson (Jay Gregory) ran into the room after hearing her screams, he didn't see anything and told

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