|1980: The Edge of Night's April inherited all of Margo's estate.|
1983: General Hospital's Robert & Holly were married.
1995: All My Children's Jason reached out to Hayley for help.
2005: Emme Rylan debuted as Lizzie on Guiding Light.
― Henri Louis Bergson
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1812: Charles Dickens was born. In 1836 his first novel was published, "The Pickwick Papers". It was a success and was followed by more novels: "Oliver Twist" (1837), "Nicholas Nickleby" (1838-39) and "Barnaby Rudge" (1841). He traveled to America later that year and aroused the hostility of the American press by supporting the abolitionist movement. In 1858 he divorced his wife Catherine, the mother of his ten children. During the 1840s his social criticism became more radical and his comedy more savage: novels like "David Copperfield" (1849-50), "A Tale of Two Cities" (1959) and "Great Expectations" (1860-61) only increased his fame and respect. His last novel, "The Mystery of Edwin Drood", was never completed and was later published posthumously.
1966: On Another World, Emily (Mona Bruns) reminded Mike Bauer (Gary Pillar) that Dr. James told him even if Julie had lived, she would never have left the sanitarium. Emily was thrilled Mike was not considering returning to his home town because he and Hope had found a place with her (The Guiding Light was moving from Selby Flats to Springfield around this time).