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$250 SETTLES IT

On November 25, 1988: Musician Chuck Berry paid a $250 fine to settle a $5 million lawsuit from a women had alleged that he had assaulted by punching her in the face at the Gramercy Park Hotel. She claimed that he caused her severe emotional and physical trauma from the incident.

 

MAYOR VAN CORTLANDT DIED

On November 25, 1700: Stephanus Van Cortlandt, the first native-born Mayor of New York City, died at the age of 57. His brother Jacobus also served as Mayor of the city. His name now graces the Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx, which spans over 1,000 acres.

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MARK FROST

On November 25, 1953: Writer Mark Frost, best known as a writer for the television series Hill Street Blues and as the co-creator of the television series Twin Peaks, was born in New York. Twin Peaks was the top rated television show in 1990, and has since developed a cult fan base.