The patron saint of animals and the environment dies, and Reactor One restarts at Three Mile Island.
Thu, Oct 03 2013 at 6:00 AM
Oct. 3, 1226: Giovanni Francesco di Bernardone (at right), better known as St. Francis of Assisi
, dies. The founder of the Franciscan Order was known as a lover of nature, and is considered by the Roman Catholic Church to be the patron saint of animals and the environment.
Oct. 3, 1985:
The undamaged Reactor One is restarted
at Three Mile Island, Pa. Outside the gates, 17 protesters are arrested after calling for the total shutdown of the Three Mile Island complex.
Photo: Wikimedia Commons
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