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The Writer’s Almanac for April 9, 2017: The Choir Singing

Apr. 9, 2017: birthday: J. William Fulbright

It’s the birthday of J. William Fulbright, born in Sumner, Missouri (1905). A U.S. senator from Arkansas, he gave his name to the Fulbright Scholarships, which provide for the exchange of students and teachers between the United States and other countries.