Timeline: Past government shutdowns

Published On: Oct 02 2013 10:25:59 AM CDT   Updated On: Oct 17 2013 08:25:12 AM CDT

After 16 days, the partial government shutdown is finally over. Look back at the 17 other times our country has closed its doors.

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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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