Today in Soap Opera History (June 22)

1967: Dark Shadows' Elizabeth confessed to murder.

1981: General Hospital's Luke was drugged.

1987: Jess Walton debuted as Jill on The Young and the Restless.

1993: All My Children's Erica married Dimitri."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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1956: The final episode of radio soap opera Young Widder Brown aired on NBC Radio, completing a 22-year run. The show's epigraph: "Again we present the moving human drama
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