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Today in Soap Opera History (August 6)

1979:The Edge of Night's Louise attacked Paige.

1980: Gh's Luke & Laura spent the night in Wyndham's.

1987: Bold and Beautiful's Thorne considered a career move.

1993: Oltl's Nora made closing arguments in Todd's case."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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1928: Real Folks from Thompkins Corner, one of the earliest documented radio serials, premiered on NBC.

1968: On Another World, Liz Matthews (Audra Lindley) cried to Bill and Missy that they would have been happier if she had died of her heart attack.

1968: On Dark Shadows,

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