Timeline: Past government shutdowns

Posted: 9:27 AM EST Dec 24, 2013   Updated: 10:59 AM EST Dec 18, 2015

A government shutdown was avoided when leaders in Congress agreed on a temporary spending bill. Here's a look back at what caused past government shutdowns and how they turned out.

Capitol
1 / 20
John R. Coughlin/CNNMoney

The U.S. was able to avoid a government shutdown when leaders in Congress agreed on a temporary spending bill. Here's a look back at what caused past government shutdowns and how they turned out, according to the Washington Post, Annenberg School and ABC News.

Advertisement

Most Viewed on WFMZ.com

Advertisement
 

Slideshow Of The Day

On this Day

  • The Beatles arrive in America, 1964

    Library of Congress

    On this day: February 7

    The Mississippi River is rocked by earthquakes, Baltimore burns, Chaplin debuts "The Tramp," The Beatles arrive in America, and space shuttle astronauts make the first untethered spacewalk, all on this day.