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

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