A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ESC

Sun, 10 Oct '21
Panic button, of a sort
Sun, 3 Oct '21
Key for getting out, not in
Wed, 4 Aug '21
Help button
Wed, 23 Jun '21
"Exit" key
Tue, 15 Jun '21
Key above a tilde
Thu, 22 Apr '21
It quits when it gets depressed
Sun, 18 Apr '21
Key used to get out, but not in
Wed, 10 Feb '21
Key that exits full-screen video