Above: My own "hardwired" variant. Didn't get it to play with WP, so I've put it in via iFrame.

[cool-timeline category="timeline-stories" layout="horizontal" designs="default" skin="default" show-posts="5" order="ASC" items="5" icons="NO" story-content="full" date format="Y" autoplay="false" autoplay-speed="3000" start-on="0"]

Above: Free version of wp plug "Cool Timeline" – Goes in the paid version to tailor and design according to your wishes and needs. Cost: $25 – Demo