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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Sept. 30, 1982, to Oct. 2, 1982 (One day): Due to social events around D.C., Congress scheduled the vote on the spending bill too late to get it signed in time to prevent a shutdown.

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