1989: Another World's Nicole confessed to murder.
2003: Days of our Lives' Lexie gave birth.
2006: The execution of One Life to Live's "Todd" began."All true histories contain instruction; though, in some, the treasure may be hard to find, and when found, so trivial in quantity that the dry, shrivelled kernel scarcely compensates for the trouble of cracking the nut."
― Anne Brontë in "Agnes Grey"
"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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1939: Radio soap opera The Affairs of Anthony debuted on the Blue Network. Henry Hunter starred as Anthony.
1975: On Another World, Alice Frame (Jacqueline Courtney) agreed to let her husband,