History Ending in Z

Can you guess these historical answers that end in the letter Z?
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Last updated: April 7, 2020
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Name for the German bombing attacks on the UK in 1940 and 1941
The Blitz
Nickname of the second man on the moon
Buzz
Viennese dance in 3/4 time that scandalized the easily-scandalized people of the 1700s
Waltz
In 1969, Seiko released the first wristwatch that used these crystals to keep time
Quartz
Style of music that originated in New Orleans in the early 1900s
Jazz
Archduke assassinated in Sarajevo in 1914
Franz Ferdinand
Red cylindrical hat often seen in the Ottoman Empire
Fez
A crisis was triggered when Egypt seized control of this canal in 1956
Suez
After this Venezuelan President was elected in 1998, he passed a new
Constitution which eliminated many checks and balances
Hugo Chávez
Often considered the greatest of Napoleon's victories, it brought an end to
the Holy Roman Empire
Battle of Austerlitz
Former prison in San Francisco Bay that once housed Al Capone
Alcatraz
Spanish court painter who painted "Las Meninas"
Diego Velázquez
Israeli collective farm. The first one was established in 1909.
Kibbutz
"The only reason not to stay at the ____ is if you can't afford it", said Ernest Hemingway
of this luxurious Paris hotel
Hôtel Ritz
Swimmer who won seven gold medals at the 1972 Munich Olympics
Mark Spitz
For 23 days after the death of Hitler, this admiral was the leader of Germany
Karl Dönitz
German nickname for Friedrich, it was a nickname that Allied soldiers used for all
German troops during the two World Wars
Fritz
This Mexican port city was captured by the U.S. in 1847 and again in 1914
Veracruz
He built the world's first practical automobile in 1885. Today, a German car company
is partially named for him.
Karl Benz
Native American people who were semi-accurately named
"pierced nose" by French explorers
Nez Perce
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Level 72
Apr 7, 2020
Far more significantly, Veracruz was the first municipality founded by the Spanish in Mexico.
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Level 79
Apr 7, 2020
Not municipality exactly, but a village: Villa Rica de la Vera Cruz (Rich Village of the True Cross).
Also, it was the preferred port for everything that came from the Atlantic, which (sadly) also included every single invasion or attempt of invasion to Mexico... So, yeah, Veracruz has a colorful militar history.
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Level 72
Apr 14, 2020
Yes angro - very exactly, including the appointment of a town council and a mayor. Hernan Cortes did it to confer a legalistic independence on his expedition.
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Level 65
Apr 7, 2020
Interesting that only 40% of people knows the battle of Austerlitz.
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Level 58
May 2, 2020
Because of British propaganda, people only know Napoleon for the defeat at Waterloo and not his many great victories.
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Level 80
Apr 8, 2020
Possible future update: Exxon Valdez
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Level 78
Apr 8, 2020
Can't believe I missed the one about the admiral who lead Germany, dönit!
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Level 78
Apr 8, 2020
Only WW II admiral I could think of was Nimitz, but he didn't quite fit the clue.
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Level 82
Apr 8, 2020
I typed Nimitz as well, hoping he had somehow led Germany for 23 days after Hitler died. :(
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Level 80
Apr 30, 2020
same
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Level 55
Jul 8, 2020
Well, if MacArthur could have "led" Japan (as a leader of the occupational forces), it isn't that far fetched, at least in theory. ;-)
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Level 53
Apr 30, 2020
To lead, tomorrow I lead, yesterday I led. Lead is either not the past tense of "to lead", or a heavy metal. E.g., the man who led Germany was not Fred Durst. Lead is not an alternate spelling for led.
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Level 71
Apr 30, 2020
Would recommend the Mitchell and Webb 'Heil Dönitz' sketch for those that didn't get that answer.