The removal on Sunday of the statue of disgraced former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno in State College, Pa., is merely the latest in a long line of toppled statues of controversial figures — from Christopher Columbus to Moammar Gaddafi. Here is a brief list.
Joe PaternoThe statue of the Penn State’s disgraced, veteran football coach was removed on July 22, and its fate remains to be determined. The day after the statue’s removal, the NCAA fined the school $60 million and removed 111 victories from the coach following a probe into the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. John Beale/AP