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Vernon is a commune in the department of Eure in the Haute-Normandie region in northern France.

It lies on the banks of the Seine River, about midway between Paris and Rouen. The city is well known for its production of engines by the SNECMA group.

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History

1027−1030 : Mention in a Latin written document as Vernum, the /m/ at the end could be the last remains of the Celtic magus 'plain' or 'market', or it is a simple latinization, and the origin is just the Celtic word *uerno, alder tree (Breton gwern, Irish fern).

The village gave its name to a family who took part to the Norman Conquest of England and then became a British first name.

Important dates

  • 750 - First mention of name Vernon by Pepin the Short.
  • 1070 - Birth of Saint Adjutor.
  • 1153 - Vernon is besieged by king Louis VII.
  • 1196 - Vernon is joined to the royal domain by King Philip II Augustus.
  • 1204 - Building of the Vernon Castle
  • 1227 - Saint-Louis comes to Vernon.
  • 1415 - Vernon becomes English.
  • 1449 - Vernon passes to France (king Charles VII).
  • 1596 - 8 October, Henry IV visits the Bizy Castle.
  • 1600 - Construction of the Vieux-Moulin (old mill).
  • 1606 - Henry IV creates a school.
  • 1723 - Creation of the l'Avenue des Capucins.
  • 1789 - Thomas Jefferson, his family, and Sally and James Hemings stop at Vernon on their way to Le Harve to return to America.
  • 1804 - Vernonnet is attached to Vernon.
  • 1810 - Napoleon I comes to Vernon.
  • 1843 - Arrival of the railroad Paris-Rouen-Le Havre.
  • 1858 - Building of the Saint-Louis Hospital.
  • 1860 - Highworks urbanism in the center by Suchet d'Albuféra.
  • 1862 - Building of the library.
  • 1895 - Inauguration of the new cityhall by Adolphe Barette.
  • 1897 - First cinema show at the Theatre from Vernon.
  • 1910 - The Seine river overfloods the city.
  • 1946 - Arrival of 28 German scientists from Pennemünde to develop French rockets.
  • 1951 - First attempt to launch a Veronique-rocket (Vernonelectronic)
  • 1955 - Inauguration of the Clemenceau Bridge.
  • 1966 - Building of the Georges Dumézil highschool .
  • 1983 - First edition of the Foire aux Cerises (cherry fair).
  • 1988 - 18 October, visit from François Mitterrand.
  • 1992 - Building of the Espace Culturel Philippe Auguste.
  • 1996 - 30 June, visit from Hillary Clinton.
  • 2004 - 16 January, visit from Jean-Louis Borloo.
  • 2004 - 29 January, visit from Alain Lambert.
  • 2006 - 26 January, visit from Nicolas Sarkozy
  • 2007 - 18 September, visit from Sharon Stone.
  • 2007 - 19 September, visit from Emperor of Japan Akihito.
  • 2008 - 15 June, visit from Laura Bush.
  • 2009 - 16 March, visit from Bruno Le Maire.
  • 2010 - August, produce film Maupassant with Cristiana Réali and Patrick Chesnais in historic city.
  • 2010 - 6 August, visit from Woody Allen, Rachel McAdams, Owen Wilson, and Adrien Brody for production of Midnight in Paris in Giverny.
  • 2010 - 14 December, visit from Nicolas Sarkozy, Bruno Le Maire, Valérie Pécresse, Eric Besson, Louis Gallois at Snecma

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