Today in Soap Opera History (February 25)

1980: The Edge of Night's Raven took the witness stand.
1992: General Hospital's Robert said goodbye to Robin.
2009: OLTL's David found out Bo was his biological father.
2010: All My Children's Greenlee married David.
"The present contains nothing more than the past, and what is found in the effect is already in the cause."
― Henri Louis Bergson

"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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1966: On Another World, Lee told Mike Bauer (Gary Pillar) she had come to depend too much on her relationship with her father, which was why she was happy Hope felt close to Emily.

1980: On The Edge of Night, Raven (Sharon Gabet) took the stand as Elliot's mystery witness.

1985: On Days of our Lives, Melissa Anderson (Lisa Trusel) and Pete Jannings (Michael Leon) remembered the good times they shared.

1985: On Another World, Carl Hutchins (Charles Keating) called Mac Cory (Douglass Watson) to let him know he had kidnapped Mac's wife, Rachel (Victoria Wyndham).

1986: Search for Tomorrow's "We'll Search for Tomorrow" theme was used for the final time. The song was written by by Jon Silbermann, Jack Cortner and John Barranco. In the episode, the residents of Henderson prepared for a flood.

1987: On Santa Barbara, Gina (Robin Mattson) was thrilled when Tori (Kristen Meadows) ran out during her wedding to Mason (Land Davies).

1992: On General Hospital, Robert (Tristan Rogers) and Holly (Emma Samms) came face to face with Faison. McTavish was shot and killed in the commotion by Faison who was aiming for Holly. Faison escaped by helicopter, and Robert decided to go after him. Robert said goodbye to Robin (Kimberly McCullough) and Holly before leaving. Watch here.

1993: On The Young and the Restless, Michael Baldwin (Christian LeBlanc) made a plan to get to Cricket Blair (Lauralee Bell) by busting through a wall in Hilary Lancaster's apartment.

2008: On The Young and the Restless, Victoria Newman (Amelia Heinle) met her half-brother, Adam Wilson (Chris Engen), for the first time.

2009: On One Life to Live, Kyle Lewis (Brett Claywell) revealed to the Buchanans that David Vickers (Tuc Watkins) was Bo Buchanan's (Robert S. Woods) son.

2010: On All My Children, Greenlee Smythe (Rebecca Budig) married David Hayward (Vincent Irizarry).

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2013: Production on Prospect Park's new All My Children began in Stamford, Connecticut.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Michael Fairman (Murphy, The Young and the Restless; ex-Archbishop Damien, Sunset Beach, ex-Harry, General Hospital; ex-Nick, Ryan's Hope) - 82
Sally Jessy Raphael (Guest Star, Another World) - 81
Leann Hunley (ex-Anna, Days of our Lives; ex-Dana, Dynasty; ex-Tamara, Dawson's Creek; ex-Marcia, Models Inc.) - 61
Jean Bruce Scott (ex-Jessica, Days of our Lives) - 60
Tommy Lynch (Executive Producer/Writer, South of Nowhere) - 60
Alexis Denisof (ex-Wesley, Angel; ex-Wesley, Buffy The Vampire Slayer) - 50
Anson Mount (Cullen, Hell on Wheels) - 43
Andrew Miller (Executive Producer/Writer, The Secret Circle; Imaginary Bitches)
Jennifer Ferrin (Louise, Hell on Wheels; ex-Jennifer, As the World Turns) - 36
Heather Lindell (ex-Jan, Days of our Lives ex-Lynn, As the World Turns) - 34

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