Today in Soap Opera History (July 17)

1981: Another World's Zachary confessed to murder.

1984: All My Children's Ross told Palmer about his father.

1989: Guiding Light's Josh and Reva finally tied the knot.

2003: One Life to Live's Natalie and Christian dreamed about getting married"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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1939: CBS Radio soap opera Woman of Courage premiered. Selena Royle starred as Martha Jackson, whose small-town life allegedly proved that "if ye have faith, nothing shall be impossible." The series, written by Carl Buss, ran until July 10, 1942.

1946: On syndicated radio soap opera Hearts in Harmony,
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