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

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