It's been more than 17 years since the last time the government shut down after Bill Clinton and the Republican-controlled Congress clashed over funding for the 1996 budget.
A snarky Daily News cover was born from the suggestion that the shutdown was fueled by House Speaker Newt Gingrich's anger over a perceived snub by President Clinton aboard Air Force One.
Government was suspended from Nov. 14-19, 1995 and then again from Dec. 16, 1995 to Jan. 6, 1996. The world was a very different place then.
Victoria Beckham looked like this (the Spice Girls still had a few months until their first single, "Wannabe.")
Everyone was quoting the movie Clueless, which was released earlier in 1995. The movie also inspired the fashion trend of short plaid skirts, mary janes, and knee socks.
Besides Friends and Seinfeld, obvi.
Great viewing for furlough snowdays.
The #1 song was "One Sweet Day" by Mariah Carey feat. Boyz II Men.
The song is about a loved one dying, but the video is just them hangin' out in a recording studio.
Brandy and the Goo Goo Dolls headlined Dick Clark's Rockin' New Year's Eve. Brandy and the Goo Goo Dolls.
Seriously, who did that?
On Dec. 20, the Queen advised "an early divorce" to Lady Diana Spencer and Charles, Prince of Wales.
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