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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.

Government shutdown, Lincoln Memorial
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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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