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Federal shutdowns in 1995 and 1996 closed government offices, parks and museums, and caused several hundred thousand workers to be furloughed.
Nov. 14, 1995An employee of the National Air and Space Museum in Washington hangs a sign on the door explaining the reason for the museum closure. The U.S. government sent nearly 800,000 "nonessential" employees home after a budget impasse led to a five-day shutdown in November 1995. AFP