A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

NEMO

Thu, 14 Oct '21
Captain in "The Mysterious Island"
Mon, 23 Aug '21
Verne captain
Mon, 14 Jun '21
6-Down's submarine captain
Fri, 30 Apr '21
Captain who says "I am not what you call a civilized man!"
Sat, 13 Feb '21
Literary member of the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
Mon, 25 Jan '21
"Finding ___" (2003 Pixar film)