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

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