After 16 days, the partial government shutdown is finally over. Look back at the 17 other times our country has closed its doors.
Sept. 30, 1976, to Oct. 11, 1976 (10 days): President Gerald Ford vetoed a bill funding the Department of Labor and what was then known as the Department of Health, Education and Welfare. Ford claimed the bill didn't do enough to reign in spending. The Democratic-led House and Senate overrode the veto.
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