On this day: October 3

Published: Oct 03 2012 01:53:54 AM EDT   Updated On: Oct 03 2013 02:00:00 AM EDT

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OTD October 3 - Francis of Assisi
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1226: Francis of Assisi, the Italian Catholic friar and preacher who would be canonized as a saint in 1228, dies between the age of 43 and 45 in Assisi, Marche, Papal States. He is particularly known for founding the Franciscan Order and for setting up the first known Christmas nativity scene.

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