Today in Soap Opera History (May 12)

1980: Edge of Night's Raven kidnapped Jamey.

1992: Y&R's Sheila pulled a gun on Lauren.

1994: Gh's Luke found out Laura was having a baby girl.

1995: As the World Turns celebrated 10,000 episodes."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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1964: On Another World, Bill (Joseph Gallison) accused Missy (Carol Roux) of not liking him.

1966: On Peyton Place, Ann agreed to let Allison help out in the therapy room.

1980: On The Edge of Night, Raven (Sharon Gabet) and Eliot (Lee Godart) kidnapped Jamey (James Noseworthy).

1986: On Another World,

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