After 16 days, the partial government shutdown is finally over. Look back at the 17 other times our country has closed its doors.
Oct. 3, 1984, to Oct. 5, 1984 (One day): It took longer than three days to reach a compromise. Ultimately, the water and civil rights measures were removed from the spending bill and a compromise was reached on the crime measure. Also, a measure funding the Nicaraguan Contras was added.
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