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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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14) The conflict would reach its apex on July 3, 1988 when the USS Vincennes, an Aegis cruiser, mistakenly shot down Iran Air Flight 655, killing the 290 people aboard.
Ronald Reagan claimed the Vincennes had taken a proper defensive action which, unfortunately for the 295 aboard, turned out to be his "understandable accident".
At the height of the Iraqi imposed war on Iran, the USS Vincennes in the Persian Gulf blew up Iranian airliner 655, killing all 290 citizens on board, including nearly 70 children.
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.
10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Saturday, October 12, 100 associates from home furnishings retailer Crate and Barrel will join with Rebuilding Together, a Safe and Healthy Housing organization that believes Community Starts at Home, to revitalize Maria Shelter and Vincennes Senior Center.
McNeal earned an Associate's Degree in Business from Vincennes University in Vincennes, IN, and is pursuing Bachelors in Business Administration from Purdue North Central.
The USS Vincennes had tracked the plane electronically and warned it to keep away.
Founded in 1801, VU has a tradition of providing educational resources to meet the evolving needs of today's students on campuses in Vincennes, Indianapolis and Jasper, off-campus sites, and online.
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.
An available Oregon basketball scholarship was again quickly filled as the Ducks announced Thursday the signing of 6-foot-8 Frantz Dorsainvil of Vincennes University.
It is a long way from the tiny town of Vincennes, Ind.