Today, 12 July 2016 is the 100th birthday of Lyudmila Pavlichenko AKA Lady Death, a female Soviet Sniper during World War II.
Red Army sniper Lyudmila Pavlichenko was the most successful of many female World War Two snipers with 309 confirmed kills
Liudmyla Mykhailivna Pavlychenko (Ukrainian: Людмила Михайлівна Павличенко; Russian: Людмила Михайловна Павличенко, tr. Lyudmila Mikhailovna Pavlichenko; July 12, 1916 – October 10, 1974) was a Ukrainian Soviet sniper during World War II. Credited with 309 kills, she is regarded as the most successful female sniper in history.