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

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