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

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