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

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