A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

IRENE

Sun, 8 May '22
Nobelist Joliot-Curie
Mon, 29 Nov '21
Cara who sang "Flashdance ... What a Feeling"
Sat, 13 Nov '21
Nobel-winning daughter of Marie and Pierre Curie
Tue, 12 Oct '21
"Goodnight, ___" (classic song)
Sat, 21 Aug '21
___ Neuwirth (jeweler)