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Today in Soap Opera History (December 3)

1984: Days of our Lives' Carrie decided where to live.

1985: The freedom flag was raised in Gh's Asian Quarter.

1998: Guiding Light's Danny and Michelle shared their first kiss.

2001: Atwt's Barbara & James plotted against Carly, Emily & Rose."History speaks to artists. It changes the artist's thinking and is constantly reshaping it into different and unexpected images."

Anselm Kiefer

"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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1946: On Life Can Be Beautiful, Stanley (Ralph Locke) tried to take charge of Chichi's (Alice Reinheart) affairs, but Chichi refused. She had her own ideas.

1964: On Peyton Place, Leslie Harrington (Paul Langton) became incensed when Betty Anderson (Barbara Parkins

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