1926 – Born this year. Richard Adolf Bloch helped millions of taxpayers weather the grueling process of filing annual income tax returns to the Internal Revenue Service.
1942 – Bloch was only 16 when he attended the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania.
– He earned a bachelor’s degree in economics then ran several entrepreneurial ventures before joining forces with his brother.
1955 – He and his brother Henry launched the tax preparation service, H&R Block Inc., to aid Americans in compiling their receipts and W-2 forms into accurate accounts of earnings and tax payments.
1978 – Bloch was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer and told he had only three months left to live.
– He and his wife, Annette, launched the R.A. Bloch Cancer Foundation, the R.A. Bloch Cancer Management Center and the R.A. Bloch Cancer Support Center at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
2004 – He died on the 2st of July of heart failure at 78 years old.