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Today in Soap Opera History (April 3)

1956: Edge of Night's Jack was impacted by a kiss.

1972: Return to Peyton Place premiered on NBC.

1984: Edge of Night's Raven reflected on her past.

2013: General Hospital's Helena was shot by Luke."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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1956: On second ever episode of The Edge of Night, Mattie Lane's (Betty Garde) $20 disappeared from her sewing machine which led to tension between Sarah (Teal Ames) and Mike (John Larkin). Both Mike and Sarah, especially Mike, suspected Jack (Don Hastings) was the culprit.

1970: On Another World,

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