My company doesn't want to be able to go far back into the past in the incident/uptime timeline as this would require backfilling incidents that they would not like to do since the page is being announced this year. They would like to have it only show from when the page is announced going forward. Is this possible?
There isn't anything to stop users from continuing to go back in time, but it could be possible to hide the element on the page after going past X number of pages.
I'm no web developer so I'm afraid I don't have any suggestions on how to go about it :( if you happen to have access to a web developer they might be able to take a crack at hiding the element after a certain page number.