Today in Soap Opera History (November 12)

1979: Guiding Light's Rita found out she was pregnant.

1993: General Hospital's Luke and Laura visited Bill Eckert.

2004: Days of our Lives' Abby reunited with Jennifer.

2008: ABC aired the 10,000th episode of All My Children."The best prophet of the future is the past."

― Lord Byron

"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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1957: On The Edge of Night, Mike Karr (John Larkin) devised a plan to trick Irene into leading the police to Mary.

1965: On Days of our Lives, Julie Olson (Charla Doherty) paid a visit to her aunt, Marie Horton. Craig Merritt also visited Marie, his future daughter-in-law. Julie's father, Ben, had a fight with her lawyer and uncle,
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