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Today in Soap Opera History (February 9)

1968: Dark Shadows' Josette jumped off Widows' Hill.

1984: Days of our Lives' Roman convinced Abe he was innocent.

1989: Another World featured the single women of Bay City.

1996: All My Children's Laurel was shot and killed."History speaks to artists. It changes the artist's thinking and is constantly reshaping it into d ifferent 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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1968: On Dark Shadows, Angelique (Lara Parker) tried to fool Barnabas (Jonathan Frid) using Josette's voice to go to Widows' Hill. Barnabas guessed what her plan was and left to save Josette. Josette climbed to Widows' Hill where Angelique showed her a

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