Family Tree Maker 2009 has a feature to View a Timeline for an Individual.
To do this, go to the Individual you want to see this timeline. Click on the People button on the tool bar and select the Individual and the Person tab for that individual. Once there, click on the Timeline button. See below:
To view any Historical Events, click on the Timeline button and you will see a pull down menu. Select "Show Historical Events". See below:
The results are below:
For more details, please visit the Family Tree Maker Knowledge Base website, Article 4216.