A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

BDAY

Thu, 24 Nov '22
2006 Beyoncé album released, fittingly, on Sept. 4
Tue, 22 Nov '22
Yearly celebration, for short
Sun, 23 Oct '22
Xmas, for Justin Trudeau
Fri, 14 Oct '22
When you might hear people sing, for short
Sat, 1 Oct '22
Jan. 1, for all racing thoroughbreds in the Northern Hemisphere
Sun, 15 Aug '21
Cause for an onslaught of yearly txts
Tue, 4 May '21
Annual celebration, for short