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

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