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By On This Day in NYC's History

MAYOR VAN CORTLANDT PASSED AWAY

On November 25, 1700: Stephanus Van Cortlandt, the first native-born Mayor of New York City, died at the age of 57.

Image courtesy of New York Times

Image courtesy of New York Times

 $250 SETTLES IT

On November 25, 1988: Musician Chuck Berry paid a $250 fine to settle a $5 million dollar lawsuit from a women had alleged that he had assaulted by punching her in the face.

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Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

BORN ON THIS DAY: 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.

Image courtesy of Welcome to Twin Peaks

Image courtesy of Welcome to Twin Peaks

 

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