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History by Letter - Z

Name these historical people, places, and things beginning with the letter Z.
Last updated: January 08, 2018
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Airship such as the Hindenburg
Zeppelin
Former name of the D.R. Congo
Zaire
First name of U.S. President Taylor
Zachary
Persian prophet and namesake
of a major religion
Zoroaster
King of the Greek gods
Zeus
"ism" about a Jewish homeland
in the Middle East
Zionism
German proposal that Mexico
invade the U.S.
Zimmermann
Telegram
Three-letter word for a Gulag inmate
Zek
Island nation that merged with
Tanganyika in 1963
Zanzibar
Nation formerly the British colony
of Southern Rhodesia
Zimbabwe
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Chiapas rebels that have warred
with Mexico since 1994
Zapatistas
South African tribe ruled by Shaka
Zulu
Paradox enthusiast of ancient Greece
Zeno
Mesopotamian pyramid with steps
Ziggurat
1943 Los Angeles riots between soldiers
and Mexican youth
Zoot Suit Riots
Most-decorated Soviet general of WWII
Georgy Zhukov
Lavish Broadway revue of the
early 1900's
Ziegfeld Follies
Dutch bay that was dammed and
turned into Lake Ijssel
Zuiderzee
Famous video of the JFK assassination
Zapruder Film
Writer who "J'accused" the
French of anti-semitism
Émile Zola
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level 73
Aug 4, 2014
Ouch...zat zucked.
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level 73
Nov 25, 2014
Since X was skipped over I decided to make one:

History by Letter - X
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level 66
Sep 21, 2014
J'accused...
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level ∞
Jan 13, 2017
I am aware that this is not correct French. It is tongue and cheek.
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level 71
Jan 15, 2017
Now I'm not sure if "tongue and cheek" isn't also intentional...
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level 71
Jan 8, 2018
I think it's a regional beef dish
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level 67
Jan 8, 2018
@roleybob best parts for sure
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level 60
Oct 6, 2014
Eugh.. 5.. I am just so... terrible at these. Must try harder.
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level 74
Oct 28, 2014
Kept trying zapatas, zapatos, zapas...didn't remember the "ist" part.
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level ∞
Jan 13, 2017
Zapata will work now since this quiz is hard enough already.
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level 74
Jan 8, 2018
Thank you. It helped.
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level 79
Nov 18, 2014
I was hoping to see Zouave, Zagreb, or Zheng He here. Oh well!
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level 73
Nov 25, 2014
Zheng He deserves a spot on the list IMO.
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level 73
Nov 29, 2014
... because he is pretty famous, historically relevant, has a name that starts with Z, and accomplished more in his life than Zachary Taylor?
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level 73
Jan 27, 2017
He was also the dude with the crazy wolverine claws in Dynasty Warriors...anybody...anyone at all...?
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level 80
Nov 25, 2014
Or the Zoot Suit Riots
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level ∞
Jan 13, 2017
Replaced Zazou with Zoot Suit Riots because Zazou was only getting guessed 2% of the time!
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level 73
Nov 25, 2014
First column was easy. Second column things started to fall apart... I got really close on Zapruder. I knew it was something like that.
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level 42
Dec 5, 2014
Both Ziegfled and Zola had films made about them that won the Best Picture Oscar, both longer than they needed to be but very interesting all the same!
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level 65
Feb 4, 2016
"Writer who "J'accused" the French of anti-semitism" This sentence makes the french part of my brain hurt. leave out the quote and just say "writer who accused the french of anti-semitism" I don't have enough space to explain all the things that are wrong with "J'accused"
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level 56
Dec 7, 2016
Simples really. The name of the book was "J'Accuse".
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level 79
Jan 13, 2017
I wouldn't have gotten it if it was "writer who accused", that quote/pun/whatever is a vital part of the clue.
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level 67
Jan 14, 2017
Anyone who regularly plays Scrabble knows Zek.
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level 76
Feb 11, 2017
Zebulon Pike?
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level 56
Jan 8, 2018
Who? Anyway, normal practice is to have the surname start with the relevant letter (unless someone is known by their first name for whatever reason).
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level 75
Aug 10, 2017
Got everything but the gulag inmate within 30 seconds. Spent the rest of the time typing za-with every letter of the alphabet, then ze-with every letter - got it! Don't think I'll forget zek now.
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level 55
Jan 8, 2018
Pretty sure I’ve seen “Zoroastr” as an alternative spelling
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level 66
Jan 8, 2018
It's Zimmermann with two "n".
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level ∞
Jan 8, 2018
Fixed
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level 69
Jan 8, 2018
There are other films of the jfk "coup". Zapruders is the best.
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level ∞
Jan 8, 2018
Good to know. Updated the clue
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level 61
Jan 14, 2018
In Dutch, IJ is a digraph - so it should be Lake IJssel (capital I and capital J).
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level 39
May 15, 2018
It's "J'accuse", not "j'accused".