Below is an experiment with a tool called Timeline JS. Interestingly, Timeline JS is populated by information the user plugs in to a Google Spreadsheet. Timeline JS provides the user with the template, and then the user is expected to publish their timeline on their website.
As an experiment, I built a VERY short, and rather silly bio about myself so I could publish it here and see what it looks like.
And here is another experiment based on numbers and not dates. Let’s see what happens: