A timeline is often the most effective way to organize information about someone's life, a conference, a work schedule or various other events.
Learn about timelines and how to quickly create them with Microsoft Excel or Open Office Calc. Vertex42.com will link you to scores of free spreadsheet templates to help you increase productivity in other ways.
Other free resources are at Microsoft: Nice Looking Timeline and Other Resources
Also see: http://www.cnet.com/8301-13880_1-9929740-68.html and http://www.cnet.com/workers-edge/