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Today in Soap Opera History (July 20)

1966: Dark Shadows' David was angry with his father.

1984: Guiding Light's Josh and Reva got heated in the hot tub.

1988: Days of our Lives' Salemites through Kayla a surprise shower.

2010: One Life to Live's Viki plotted to reunite David and Dorian."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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1965: On General Hospital, Angie Weeks (Jana Taylor) asked Nurse Jessie Brewer (Emily McLaughlin) for advice.

1966: On Dark Shadows, David Collins (David Henesy) told Victoria Winters (Alexandra Moltke) that he hated his father, Roger

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