Leno may now have a tarnished legacy because of the entire Conan debacle, but seeing his goodbye was very genuine. After 22 years Jimmy Fallon will now be the face of The Tonight Show and Seth Meyers will take over Late Night.
26 Victims of Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting (from left to right, top to bottom): Charlotte Bacon, Daniel Barden, Rachel D'Avino, Olivia Engel, Josephine Gay, Dylan Hockley, Dawn Lafferty Hochsprung, Madeleine F. Hsu (no photo), Catherine V. Hubbard, Chase Kowalski, Nancy Lanza, Jesse Lewis, Ana Marquez-Greene, James Mattioli, Grace McDonnell, Anne Marie Murphy, Emilie Parker, Jack Pinto, Noah Pozner, Caroline Previdi, Jessica Rekos, Avielle Richman, Lauren Rousseau, Mary Sherlach, Victoria Soto, Benjamin Wheeler, Allison N. Wyatt.
New York Times - Victims of the Newtown Shootings
Oscar Niemeyer, the prolific Brazilian architect who changed the landscape of metropolises with his unique vision of international and modernist styles, passed away last night at the age of 104, according to local news reports. Throughout his career spanning over nearly eight decades, Niemeyer established himself as one of the most renowned visionaries in the field, particularly for his role as the mastermind of the architectural landscape during the construction of Brasilia in the early 1960s.
Besse Cooper, the world's oldest living person on record, passed away last night at the age of 116. Born August 26, 1896, Mrs. Cooper grew up in Tennessee, graduated from East Tennessee State Normal School and worked as a certified school teacher in Tennessee and Georgia until 1929. At the time of her death, she had 12 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
Farewell of the Day is a feature series that serves as the sad news bearer of notable departures, disappearances and deaths.
In case anyone still cares about U.S. politics, Texas' longtime legislator and three-time presidential candidate Ron Paul gave his farewell speech to Congress yesterday, as he prepares for retirement at the end of this year. Having spent 23 years of his life on the floor of the House of Representatives, the congressman had quite a bit of things to say and questions to raise (and rightfully so!) during his 48-minute long speech, the highlights of which have been summarized into a list article by The Atlantic. Some of the memorable questions included:
Marty, the inspiration behind Nyan Cat, passed away last night after being diagnosed with Feline infectious peritonitis only a week ago, according to Chris Torres. In remembering his passing, Torres shared the story of Marty's life via his Twitter account and the homepage of Nyan.cat has been swapped with Sad Nyan Cat. Rest in peace, Marty.