I friend of mine sent me this link a while back. It's very good. Just turn up the volume, sit back and enjoy it. It's 50 years of history in approximately 3 minutes.
According to the message that came with the e-mail link, this was created by some guy at the University of Chicago.
A whole bunch of photos cycled through while the Billy Joel tune "We didn't start the fire" plays in the background.
Click here to view it. (It should open up in a separate page)