Flowing data had this posted a few months back showing various infographics which chart out the financial crisis and the events related to it.
There even an interesting clip that you can watch.
Interestingly the article also carries the impressive NY Times graphic on how this bear market compares to other bear markets in the past that we attempted to recreate in Excel. You may also want to read my post on how much is 700 billion where we recreate the USA Today graphic comparing the biggest bailouts in US history. It shows a nice technique on how to make an excel sheet respond to mouse movements and have a chart update itself based on those movements.