It's Cinco de Mayo, but do you know what, or why, you're celebrating?

1 - According to the History Channel, Cinco de Mayo—or the fifth of May—is a holiday that celebrates the date of the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War (1861-1867). A relatively minor holiday in Mexico, in the United States Cinco de Mayo has evolved into a commemoration of Mexican culture and heritage, particularly in areas with large Mexican-American populations.

2 - Sunshine will rule the weekend with milder temps than we have seen in over a week. WQAD Meteorologist Eric Sorensen has all the glorious forecast details here.

3 - Retro caps and jerseys have been a popular thing in sports for a little over a decade now. The trend has finally come home in a manner of speaking. Minor League Baseball is offering a limited edition series of caps including the lid from the short-lived Swing of the Quad Cities. More sports news and scores when we do That Sports Thing around 7:40am on The Morning KIIK Start.

4 - Today is your last chance this week to win tickets for Elton John's November 10th show at the iWireless Center. Listen for the Elton John Song of the Day at 7:05am, and be ready to call in with the name of the song when Jeff Lynn asks for the Song of the Day at 4:10-ish on the Work Release Program. Tickets go on sale to the public this morning at 10am. More entertainment news during That Hollywood Thing at 8:40am on FM 104-9.

Have a great weekend.

- Craig


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