Today in Soap Opera History (April 8)

1968: Dark Shadows' Barnabas had a strong reaction to light.

1983: Guiding Light's Nola wanted things to be perfect with Quint.

1985: Another World's Sally and Catlin were married.

2004: Days of our Lives' Bonnie enjoyed a Blue County performance."History speaks to artists. It changes the artist's thinking and is constantly reshaping it into d ifferent 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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1955: On Hawkins Falls, Millie Flagle and Lona Corey dyed Easter eggs for a local egg hunt. While they were chatting, Millie sensed that something wonderful was going to happen in Hawkins Falls. Soon after, a man crashed his automobile into Millie's porch.
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