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

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