Historical events in Shakespeare's life time

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Can you figure out which historical events happened in Shakespeare's life time (1564–1616) and which not? Type 'Y' for yes; 'N' for no.

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Beginning of English Civil War
Grand Prince Ivan the Terrible becomes the first Russian tsar
A Spanish-led fleet destroyes the Ottoman fleet at the Battle of Lepanto
Elizabeth I dies and is succeeded by her cousin King James VI of Scotland
William of Orange Assassinated
Francis Drake circles the world
Battle of Lützen, death of king of Sweden Gustav II Adolf
The Great Fire of London
The Gunpowder Plot fails
Mary, Queen of Scots is beheaded
Isaac Newton is born
Elizabeth Tudor becomes Queen Elizabeth I
The Glorious Revolution
Giordano Bruno is burned at the stake for heresy in Rome
St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican completed
The Church of England breaks away from the Roman Catholic Church
Lynching of Johan and Cornelis de Witt
Pope Gregory XIII issues the Gregorian calendar
John Stow reports 10,675 plague deaths in London
Pope Pius V excommunicates all who obey Elizabeth I
Beginning of the Eighty Years' War
St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre in France
The English fleet defeats the Spanish Armada
Anne Boleyn is beheaded
Russia descends into anarchy during the Time of Troubles
Sir Francis Bacon is born
Jamestown is founded by English colonists
Galileo Galilei arrives in Rome for his trial before the Inquisition
Salem witch trials in Massachusetts
The Defenestration of Prague starts the Thirty Years' War

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