1976: Ryan's Hope's Faith failed to escape.
1996: Guiding Light's Lucy and Alan-Michael were trapped.
2003: Bree Williamson debuted as Jessica on One Life to Live."Whoever wishes to foresee the future must consult the past; for human events ever resemble those of preceding times. This arises from the fact that they are produced by men who ever have been, and ever shall be, animated by the same passions, and thus they necessarily have the same results."
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1940: Frank and Anne Hummert's radio soap opera Amanda of Honeymoon Hill premiered on the Blue Network.