On this day in history Princess Diana died in Car Accident, August 31, 1997
On August 31st, 1997, Princess Diana died in a car crash in Paris. The car was fleeing the paparazzi before it fatally crashed in a tunnel near the Siene river. Diana, 36 years old, died shortly after being hospitalized in intensive care at a hospital in Paris.
Other Events on August 31:
1935: Franklin D. Rosevelt signed the Neutrality Act.
1949: American Actor, Richard Gere was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
2009: Disney announces its $4 billion acquisition of Marvel Entertainment.
2010: President Obama officially ended the US mission in Iraq after 7 years in the region.
2013: British television journalist David Frost died at the age of 74.