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Today in Soap Opera History (December 23)

1981: Rick and Lesley were married on General Hospital.

1987: Guiding Light's Amanda returned to Springfield.

1988: Sister Mary Joel made a decision about her future on Ryan's Hope.

2002: Y&R's Brittany was advised by a homeless woman named Sylvia."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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1963: On The Edge of Night, Winston Grimsley (Walter Greaza) told Phil Capice (Ray MacDonnell) his complicated plan which would likely keep the Warrens from leaving town. Emory (Bill Berger) and Lyn (Gillian Spencer) Warren discussed their soon-to-be monetary situation and

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