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Today in Soap Opera History (August 3)

1981: Gh's Robert tried to steal the formula from Victor.

1984: Eileen Fulton returned to As the World Turns as Lisa.

1992: Atwt's Margo was raped.

2007: Passions' Sheridan decided to electrocute Theresa."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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1922: Schenectady, New York radio station Wgy aired a staged dramatic play for the first time. This tryout was a hit which led to weekly studio broadcasts of full-length stage plays.

1971: On The Guiding Light, Ken tried to intervene in an argument between his mother, Barbara (Barbara Berjer), and 18-year-old sister,

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