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

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