trepidation \trep-uh-DAY-shuhn\, noun:
1. [Archaic] An involuntary trembling; quaking; quivering.2. A state of dread or alarm; nervous agitation; apprehension; fright.
Trepidation is from Latin trepidatio, from the past participle of trepidare, "to hurry with alarm, to tremble," from trepidus, "agitated, restless, disturbed." It is related to intrepid, "bold" (from in-, "not" + trepidus).
- A low quality cut of beef, as opposed to prime rib.
A: How is your steak?
B: This crap is subprime rib.
- Black Tuesday: the US stock market crashed and the Great Depression began (1929)
- Star of India: giant star sapphire was stolen, along with other fabulous gems, from the American Museum of Natural History (1964)
- NOW: the women's organization was founded (1966)
- Internet: the first host-to-host connection was made on the ARPA Net between UCLA and SRI in California (1969)
- John Glenn: the first American in orbit took flight aboard the Discovery shuttle, becoming, at 77, the oldest person to visit space (1998)
"Super Storm Sandy" hit New York, leaving over 90% of Long Island without power. (2012)
- Daniel Emmett 1815
- Fanny Brice 1891
- Douglas Montgomery 1891
- Akim Tamiroff 1899
- William Juzda 1920
- Bill Mauldin 1921
- Neal Hefti 1922
- Zoot (John Haley) Sims 1925
- Jon Vickers 1926
- Sonny Osbourne (Osborne Brothers) 1937
- Lee Clayton 1942
- Bob Ross 1942 (Painter)
- Denny Laine (Moody Blues, Wings) 1944
- Melba Moore 1945
- Peter Green (Fleetwood Mac) 1946
- Richard Dreyfuss 1947
- Kate Jackson 1948
- Ed Dyck 1950
- Tracee Ellis Ross 1972
- Trevor Lissauer 1973