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CO-FOUNDER OF TAX FIRM DIES AT 96

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Henry Bloch in 1945 with the Army Air
Corps as a navigator on B-17 bombers.

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Henry Wollman Bloch (July 30, 1922 – April 23, 2019)

ANSAS CITY, Mo., April 23, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — One of the
founding voices of the tax preparation industry was lost today with
the passing of Henry Wollman Bloch. The company said Bloch was
a visionary entrepreneur and philanthropist who, along with his
brother Richard, co-founded H&R Block Inc. (NYSE: HRB) in 1955.

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Henry Bloch (right) with brother Richard.

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IT MADE HISTORY ON THIS DAY

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MIKE  GRACIA

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Booker Taliaferro Washington
(April 5, 1856 – November 14, 1915)

Booker T. Washington was an American educator, author,
orator, and advisor to presidents of the United States and
was the dominant leader in the
African American community
between 1890 and 1915.

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RARE BENTLEY SELLS FOR SMALL FORTUNE

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(Fox News) – A World War II veteran’s musty old Bentley that was left sitting
in a garage for three decades sold for $600,000 this week, much more than
was expected. But the amount paid may have been more of a tribute to the
owner than the car.

To be sure, the 1936 Bentley 4 1/2 Litre Vanden Plas Tourer is rare. It’s just
1 of 6 like it made, and the only one left with its original body. No one really
cared much about that when retired Royal Air Force navigator and pilot
Charles Blackham purchased it from its original owner in 1952, fixed it up
and turned it into his daily driver.

Blackham had been a member of the squadron that bombed Hitler’s “Eagles
Nest” retreat in April 1945, and he later made food drops in Europe after the
fall of the Nazi regime.

He used the Bentley until 1988 when it became too much trouble to keep it
running, and parked it in the garage at his home near Manchester, where
it sat rotting away until his death in January at age 96.

Blackham, center, and members of his squadron in WWII.
Blackham, center, and members of his squadron in WWII.
(H&H Classics)

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IT MADE HISTORY ON THIS DAY

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Sophia Tareen on Muck Rack
Sophia Tareen

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In Flemington, New Jersey on t his day in 1935, a jury found Bruno Richard Hauptmann guilty of the kidnapping and death of the infant
son of Charles and Anne Lindbergh. Hauptmann was later executed
for the crimes (below).

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Charles Lindbergh, Jr (1930 – 1932)

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During World War II on this day in 1945, allied aircraft began bombing
the German city of Dresden. It was almost completely destroyed and
became a symbol of the “terror bombing” campaign against Germany,
which was one of the most controversial allied actions of the war.

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CARLATA BRADLEY

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On this day in 1962, the Soviet Union exchanged captured U.S.
U2 pilot Francis Gary Powers (left) for the Soviet spy Rudolph
Ivanovich Abel (right) being held by the United States.
       

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The Glienicke bridge just after the Powers swap.

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