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

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