After 16 days, the partial government shutdown is finally over. Look back at the 17 other times our country has closed its doors.
Dec. 18, 1987, to Dec. 20, 1987 (One day): President Ronald Reagan and the Democratically-controlled Congress disagreed on money for the Nicaraguan Contras. A deal was ultimately reached that gave teh Contras nonlethal aid.
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