Sunday, 13 August 2017

The Details About Princess Diana's Untimely Death Are Still Shocking, Almost 20 Years Later


Image Source: Getty / Anwar Hussein

Princess Diana passed away in a tragic car accident in August 1997, and it's hard to believe that she's been gone for almost 20 years. The fascinating royal, whose beautiful legacy is constantly carried out by her two children, Prince William and Prince Harry, was only 36 years old when she died. After vacationing with her partner, Dodi Fayed, on his father's yacht on the French and Italian Riviera, the couple stopped in Paris on their way back to London. They had only planned on staying for one night, but everything changed shortly after midnight on Aug. 31, 1997. Diana and Dodi left the Hôtel Ritz and were being driven to Dodi's father's nearby apartment by Henri Paul, the hotel's deputy head of security. In order to avoid the paparazzi, Diana, who was one of the most photographed people in the world at the time, had a decoy vehicle leave from the hotel's main entrance while the black 1994 Mercedes-Benz S280 she was in left from the back of the hotel. Diana and Dodi sat in the back, while Trevor Rees-Jones, Dodi's bodyguard, was in the front passenger seat.

Just three minutes after leaving the hotel, Henri entered the Alma underpass, the embankment road along the River Seine, to avoid approaching paparazzi. He then lost control of the car, which was reportedly traveling at 65 mph (the speed limit inside the tunnel is 30 mph), and smashed into the 13th pillar of the tunnel. None of the passengers were wearing seat belts. Dodi and Henri were killed instantly, Trevor suffered serious facial injuries from the air bags (he is the sole survivor of the crash), and Diana was extracted from the car and treated at the scene before being transported to a nearby hospital. After undergoing surgery, doctors discovered massive internal injuries, including a large tear in her superior pulmonary vein where it enters the heart. She was pronounced dead less than two hours later. It was later revealed that Henri, the driver of the car, had a blood-alcohol level three times the French legal limit at the time of the crash.


Image Source: Getty / Anwar Hussein

Since Diana's tragic death, the public's love for her hasn't wavered. In the years after 2.5 billion people tuned in to watch her funeral, Prince William and Prince Harry have continued their mother's charity work. In addition to opening up about how "angry" they were after her death, the two royals have made sure that her policy of caring for those who need it most is still met. Prince Harry has also said that he hopes his mother is proud of the work they're doing, and we're sure she is.

*Georgetown is a city in Quitman County, Georgia, United States. It is at the Alabama-Georgia state line next to Walter F. George Lake. The population was 973 at the 2000 census. In 2006, Georgetown and Quitman County voted to consolidate their governments, becoming the smallest such consolidated entity in the Lower 48 states.[1] Contents 1 History 2 Geography 3 Demographics 4 Education 4.1 Quitman County School District 5 Gallery 6 References 7 External links History Settled in the early 1830s, Georgetown was first named Tobanana for the nearby creek. The Tobanana Post Office was established on January 10, 1833. On September 21, 1836, the name of the town was changed to "Georgetown" after the historic neighborhood in Washington, D.C. Georgetown was designated in 1859 as the county seat of Quitman County and was laid out as a town by order of the Inferior Court. The town was incorporated by an act of the legislature on December 9, 1859. A brigade of federal cavalry, commanded by General Benjamin H. Grierson, camped for a time near Georgetown on the banks of the Tobanana Creek at the close of the American Civil War. Georgetown was destroyed by fire in 1903; every building except for the post office and three houses were destroyed. Geography Georgetown is located at 31°53'02?N 85°06'05?WCoordinates: 31°53'02?N 85°06'05?W.[2] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.9 square miles (10 km2), of which, 2.7 square miles (7.0 km2) of it is land and 1.2 square miles (3.1 km2) of it (30.46%) is water. Demographics Historical population Census Pop. %± 1870 263 — 1880 245 -6.8% 1890 348 42.0% 1900 348 0.0% 1910 313 -10.1% 1920 244 -22.0% 1930 345 41.4% 1940 367 6.4% 1950 550 49.9% 1960 554 0.7% 1970 860 55.2% 1980 935 8.7% 1990 913 -2.4% 2000 973 6.6% 2010 2,513 158.3% Est. 2014 2,315 [3] -7.9% U.S. Decennial Census[4] As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 973 people, 367 households, and 274 families residing in the city. The population density was 355.0 people per square mile (137.1/km²). There were 554 housing units at an average density of 202.1 per square mile (78.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 60.02% African American, 39.77% White, 0.10% Asian, and 0.10% from two or more races. There were 367 households out of which 29.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.4% were married couples living together, 26.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.3% were non-families. 22.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.11. In the city the population was spread out with 27.6% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 25.2% from 25 to 44, 20.1% from 45 to 64, and 20.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 83.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 75.1 males. The median income for a household in the city was $22,941, and the median income for a family was $25,250. Males had a median income of $22,404 versus $20,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $11,407. About 22.0% of families and 25.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.9% of those under age 18 and 30.4% of those age 65 or over. Education Quitman County School District The Quitman County School District holds grades pre-school to grade eight, and consists of one elementary-middle school.[6] The district has 22 full-time teachers and over 314 students.[7] Gallery Quitman County Courthouse was built in 1939 by the Public Works Administration using federal relief funds. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places. The old Quitman County Jail. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places. Georgetown City Hall. Georgetown Post Office (ZIP code: 39854)
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