After 16 days, the partial government shutdown is finally over. Look back at the 17 other times our country has closed its doors.
Oct. 5, 1990, to Oct. 9, 1990 (Three days): President George H.W. Bush insisted on a spending bill that included a deficit-reduction plan. When the Democratically-controlled Congress passed a funding bill without such a plan, Bush vetoed it. A deficit-reduction deal was ultimately worked out.
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