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

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