Cinco de Mayo


May 7, 1895

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Above, the earliest reference I can find to Cinco de Mayo in The Times: A celebration in Tucson featuring the Philharmonic Band, otherwise known as the Club Filarmonico Tucsonense, led by Federico "Fred" Ronstadt. And, yes, that’s the same family as Linda Ronstadt.

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Below, the earliest reference I can find to a Cinco de Mayo celebration in Los Angeles.

May 6, 1896

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I am retired from the Los Angeles Times
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