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

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