A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

OAHU

Mon, 15 Nov '21
Most populous Hawaiian island
Sun, 14 Nov '21
Obama's birthplace
Thu, 5 Aug '21
Isle known as "The Gathering Place"
Mon, 2 Aug '21
Where Honolulu is
Wed, 21 Jul '21
Island WNW of Molokai
Thu, 1 Jul '21
Where the Ko'olau range is located
Mon, 28 Jun '21
Honolulu's home
Thu, 8 Apr '21
Island where it once rained for 331 days straight
Mon, 15 Feb '21
Home of Waikiki Beach