America's first library opens, a plane crash kills most of the Marshall University football team, Princess Anne marries a commoner, and Michael Jackson premieres his "Black or White" video, all on this day.
1995: A budget standoff between Democrats and Republicans in the U.S. Congress forces the federal government to temporarily close national parks and museums and to run most government offices with skeleton staffs. The shutdown would last through Nov. 19 before ending, with another shutdown taking place Dec. 16, 1995, to Jan. 6, 1996, for a total of 28 days.
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