A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

RODEO

Fri, 3 Dec '21
Its participants are in for a wild ride
Wed, 15 Sep '21
Competition where you might pull a calf?
Fri, 13 Aug '21
Title of hits by Garth Brooks and Lil Nas X
Thu, 27 May '21
Sporting event in a ring
Sat, 6 Mar '21
Event whose organizers are concerned with brand recognition?