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

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