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Vincennes

(văNsĕn`), town (1990 pop. 42,651), Val-de-Marne dept., N central France, an industrial and residential suburb E of Paris. Radio, electrical, and photographic equipment, machinery, and machine tools are produced. A royal residence since the 12th cent., Vincennes was a favorite of Louis IX, who liked to administer justice sitting under an oak tree in the forest. The huge castle dates in part from the 14th cent. Its interior fortress, the keep, in which many famous prisoners were held, has been converted into a museum. Among the many kings of France who lived at Vincennes were Charles V, Charles IX, and Francis I; Henry V of England and Cardinal Mazarin died in the castle. Vincennes also has a race course, a sports arena, and one of the most famous zoos in Europe.

Vincennes

(vĭnsĕnz`), city (1990 pop. 19,859), seat of Knox co., SW Ind., on the Wabash River; inc. 1814. The city is the center of an extensive farm area. Its many industries include food processing and the manufacture of transportation equipment; glass, paper, steel, and wood products; chemicals; machinery; and asphalt.

Vincennes is the oldest town in Indiana. Although 1702 is a traditional date for its founding, French fur traders had almost certainly come long before that time. By 1732 it had been fortified by the younger sieur de VincennesVincennes, Jean Baptiste Bissot, sieur de
, 1668–1719, Canadian explorer and leader of the Miami, b. Quebec. He was sent to the Miami country by Frontenac (c.1696); he established a fort and trading post there and quickly won the esteem and confidence of the natives.
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 and was an important French settlement. Occupied by the British in 1763, the town, in the American Revolution, was a main object of the expedition of George Rogers ClarkClark, George Rogers,
1752–1818, American Revolutionary general, conqueror of the Old Northwest, b. near Charlottesville, Va.; brother of William Clark. A surveyor, he was interested in Western lands, served (1774) in Lord Dunmore's War (see Dunmore, John Murray, 4th earl
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. Aided by Francis Vigo, François Bosseron, and Father Gibault, Clark triumphantly took the British Fort Sackville in Feb., 1779. Vincennes was the capital of Indiana Territory from 1800 to 1813, and a treaty with the Native Americans was signed there in 1805.

A magnificent memorial (dedicated 1936) to George Rogers Clark is included in George Rogers Clark Historical Park. "Grouseland," the home of William H. HarrisonHarrison, William Henry,
1773–1841, 9th President of the United States (Mar. 4–Apr. 4, 1841), b. "Berkeley," Charles City co., Va.; son of Benjamin Harrison (1726?–1791) and grandfather of Benjamin Harrison (1833–1901).
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 (built 1803–4), is a national historic landmark. Vincennes Univ. dates from 1801.

Vincennes

a suburb of E Paris: 14th-century castle. Pop.: 43 595 (1999)
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Vincennes had five players reach double figures led by Ladellia Maggett, who was 10 of 19 from the floor and pumped in 23 points.
Therefore, recognition of an Airbus passenger plane is easy for an advanced US warship like Vincennes," he told FNA.
For more information about the Drive Green Demo Days event at Alliance Tractor in Vincennes, contact Kara Harris at 217-234-6478 or visit the John Deere Drive Green Web site at www.
The US crimes in deliberate downing of the Iran's passenger plane that had taken off from Bandar Abbas to Dubai more than before unveiled the US arrogant behavior to achieve its colonial goals,' Brigadier General Reza Torabi told reporters on the sidelines of a ceremony held to commemorate the downing of Iranian passenger jet Airbus 655 that was flying from Bandar Abbas, Iran to Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, on July 3 1988, with 290 passengers onboard was shot down by the American USS Vincennes missile cruiser.
El libro editado por Charles Soulie disecciona con maestria el escenario de la educacion superior en Francia despues de 1968, a partir del caso del Centro Experimental de Vincennes (Universidad de Paris V[II en la actualidad), establecido en 1968 con el objetivo de democratizar el acceso a la ensenanza superior francesa y como locus de la innovacion pedagogica.
ANG plans to make operational changes to the Frankfort and Vincennes stations in order to streamline their performance, the company said.
Ronald Reagan claimed the Vincennes had taken a proper defensive action which, unfortunately for the 295 aboard, turned out to be his "understandable accident".
While the thoroughbred community head south for the winter, Parisian racegoers can also still get their fix at the trotting mecca of Vincennes on the city's eastern periphery.
On July 3, 1988, the American cruiser USS Vincennes fired two missiles at an approaching aircraft, which was an Iran Air passenger jet on a scheduled flight from Bandar Abbas to Dubai.
The USS Vincennes had tracked the plane electronically and warned it to keep away.
CNC Software, Tolland, CT, developer of Mastercam CAD/CAM software, announced that the winner of its Innovator of the Future contest for the 2007/2008 school year is Bernie Sievers, a student in the Advanced Manufacturing Program at Vincennes University, Vincennes, IN.