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

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