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. 31, 1977, to Nov. 9, 1977 (Eight days): The temporary solution that ended the previous shutdown expired before a compromise was made. Another temporary extension was signed into law.

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