A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ADAMS

Wed, 7 Sep '22
Actress Amy of "Enchanted"
Sun, 1 May '22
N.Y.C. mayor after de Blasio
Mon, 17 Jan '22
John or John Quincy
Mon, 7 Jun '21
President after Washington
Fri, 23 Apr '21
Oleta of soul