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Today in Soap Opera History (June 19)

1967: Dark Shadows' Maggie saw Sarah outside the Old House.

1984: All My Children's Edna didn't want Dottie to see Tad.

1995: One Life to Live's Dorian was up to no good with Viki.

2009: EastEnders' Christian and Syed shared a kiss."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, Missy Palmer (Carol Roux) had dinner with the Matthews family.

1967: On Dark Shadows, Willie (John Karlen) returned to the Old House to check on Maggie (Kathryn Leigh Scott), who would rather be dead of

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