A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ARGON

Tue, 8 Nov '22
First noble gas, alphabetically
Mon, 6 Jun '22
Element suggested phonetically by NOPQ STUV ...
Tue, 2 Nov '21
Element below neon on the periodic table
Wed, 6 Oct '21
Its atomic number is 18
Tue, 25 May '21
First noble gas to be discovered