I had used Timeline Js before to publish a Lehigh-Lafayette Rivalry timeline for the Brown and White. Even so, I definitely think this is an awesome tool for documenting historical events and making sense of chronological information.
To find events I simple found other timelines and extracted the most interesting information. For videos and pictures, I used YouTube and Getty images respectively. I also embedded one tweet, which was the famous "Four more years." tweet by President Obama. I think these timelines are fairly easy to make and so practical