Timeline: Past government shutdowns

Published On: Dec 24 2013 08:27:32 AM CST   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. 16, 1986, to Oct. 18, 1986 (One day): President Ronald Reagan and the Democrats in the House disagreed on several points, including measures on labor contracts, the origin of goods and workers on oil rigs and aid to families. The House gave up several demands and got a vote on the welfare measure in return.

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