In 1588, construction began on the present-day Rialto Bridge in Venice, Italy, with the laying of the first stone; the structure was completed in 1591.
In 1934, the first Walt Disney animated cartoon featuring Donald Duck, “The Wise Little Hen,” was released.
In 1973, Secretariat won the Belmont Stakes, becoming horse racing’s first Triple Crown winner in 25 years.
The science-fiction film “Jurassic Park,” directed by Steven Spielberg, had its world premiere in Washington, D.C. Ten years ago: Scientists at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico unveiled an IBM supercomputer named Roadrunner, a $100 million machine capable of performing 1,000 trillion calculations per second in a sustained exercise.
Ken Griffey Jr. became the sixth player in baseball history to reach 600 homers in the first inning of the Cincinnati Reds’ 9-4 victory over the Florida Marlins.
Rafael Nadal became the first man to win eight titles at the same Grand Slam tournament after beating fellow Spaniard David Ferrer in the French Open final, 6-3, 6-2, 6-3.
One year ago: Punching back a day after his fired FBI director’s damaging testimony, President Donald Trump accused James Comey of lying to Congress and said he was “100 percent” willing to testify under oath about their conversations.