palpitate \PAL-pi-teyt\, verb:
1. To pulsate with unusual rapidity from exertion, emotion, disease, etc.; flutter.2. To cause to pulsate or tremble.
Palpitate derives from the Latin palpare, "to stroke."
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- Canadian Pacific Railway: transcontinental system was completed, linking Montreal with Port Moody, British Columbia (1885)
- Bolshevik Revolution: Lenin's forces overthrew Kerensky's government (1917)
- Blue law: overturned in Pennsylvania, permitting sports on Sunday (1933)
- Galloping Gertie: suspension bridge over the Tacoma Narrows collapsed due to aeroelastic flutter, killing a cocker spaniel and becoming a textbook engineering disaster case (1940)
- Richard Nixon: quit politics, saying "You won't have Dick Nixon to kick around anymore" (1962); he was elected US President on the same date (1972)
- Magic Johnson: LA Lakers basketball star announced he had AIDS and was retiring (1991)
- Madame Curie 1867
- Ed Dodd 1902
- Dean Jagger 1903
- Albert Camus 1913
- Billy Graham 1918
- Al Hirt 1922
- Dame Joan Sutherland 1926
- Barry Newman 1938
- Dee (Delectus) Clark 1938
- Johnny Rivers 1942
- Joni Mitchell (Roberta Joan Anderson) 1943
- Joe Niekro 1944
- Nick Gilder 1951
- Christopher Knight 1957
- Christopher Pallies (King Kong Bundy) 1957
- Keith Lockhart 1959
- Todd McKee 1963
- Dana Plato 1964
- Cathleen Raymond (aka Gabrielle Scream, Kathleen, Noelle) 1971 t3h pr0n
- Robin Rinck (NIN) 1971
- Jason London 1972
- Jeremy London 1972
- Kim Yun-jin (Yunjin Kim) 1973 - Actress ("Lost")