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

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