Сегодня родилась Менчик Вера Францевна
On February 16, 1906 Menchik Vera Frantsevna was born. This is a Russian chess player, the first world champion female in the history of chess. Vera started playing chess when she was 9. Menchik took part in female and man's tournaments and remained the world champion until the end of her life. The cup which is handed to a victorious team of the World chess Olympic Games among women is called by the name of Vera Menchik.