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

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