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Today in Soap Opera History (December 17)

1975: Frank told Delia he was leaving her on Ryan's Hope.

1993: A new Blair debuted on One Life to Live.

2007: The paternity of Victoria's baby was revealed on Y&R.

2007: General Hospital's Georgie was murdered."History is a vast early warning system."

Norman Cousins

"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, Virginia Dalton (Cathleen Cordell) interrupted her husband Peter's (Stephen Elliot) call with the governor, insisting he fire Sybil Gordon (Priscilla Gillette). She later became furious when Peter ignored her warnings about associating with Bruce Thompson's people.

1968: On Dark Shadows, David (David Henesy) felt guilty for causing Roger's "accident."

1975: On Ryan's Hope,
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