1979: General Hospital's Monica gave birth to Aj. 1991: All
My Children's Adam and Erica married for the second time.
2010: One Life to Live's Natalie accepted John's proposal."History is a vast early warning system."
― Norman Cousins
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1954: Procter & Gamble's popular radio soap opera The Road of Life, created by Irna Phillips in 1937, made its television debut on CBS in the 1:15-1:30 p.m. Et time slot.
Because many CBS affiliates chose to run local news and talk shows during this time, the program never achieved the popularity