A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

HANOI

Thu, 28 Oct '21
World capital with traditional water puppet shows for tourists
Sun, 27 Jun '21
Home to the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
Wed, 19 May '21
World capital NE of Vientiane
Sun, 21 Feb '21
World capital that's home to Noi Bai International Airport
Wed, 10 Feb '21
World capital that's home to the Temple of Literature, built in 1070