4/24/1899 - In Wardner, Idaho a strike by mine workers to get a pay raise to $3.50 per day turned violent, resulting in $250,000 of damaged and destroyed property
4/25/1996 - After the previous year's government shutdown, Republican dominated Congress passed Pres. Clinton's budget in overwhelming fashion.
4/26/1997 - After posting losses of $24 million and $37 million the previous year, Woolworth' , was forced to close many of its discount stores
4/27/1966 - Pennsylvania and NY Centra Railroads merged marking the biggest mergere in U.S. corporate history at the time
4/29/1926 - France and the U.S. made a deal writing off sixty percent of the $4 billion the French owed; US moves from owing billions to Europe to Europe owing to the U.S.