On May 23 in weather history...

1783 -- Massachusetts lawyer James Otis often remarked to friends that when it was his time to die he hoped it would be by a bolt of lightning. Today he got his wish when he was leaning against a doorway in his home and lightning struck the chimney and traveled through the frame of the house, killing Mr. Otis.

1963 -- Warsaw, Indiana fell to 27°.

2001 -- Hail 1.75" in diameter fell one mile southwest of Bunker Hill, one mile north of Peru, and in Chili (all Miami County).

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