Today in History: June 19th

1992: Soviet President Boris Yeltsin visits Ottawa and signs a $200 million wheat deal to tide Russia over until fall harvest. He tells Parliament the Soviet Union has embraced democracy.

1959: A severe storm beings in the Northumberland Strait off the coast of New Brunswick and sinks 50 fishing boats and drowns 35 fishermen.

1938: A flood in Montana washes out train tracks, killing 46 people and seriously injuring more than 60. A pitch-black night on the Great Plains makes rescue efforts extremely difficult.