Recently I started using history command a lot. Just to check what I have done. One thing missing by default is timestamp, I want to know when I did something so to do that you can do this
echo 'export HISTTIMEFORMAT="%d/%m/%y %T "' >> ~/.bashrc source ~/.bashrc
with that next time you write "history" in your terminal, you will get info like this
503 16/01/19 15:09:38 docker-compose exec -u root php /bin/bash 504 16/01/19 15:09:38 docker-compose exec php /bin/bash 505 16/01/19 15:10:22 history
also you might want to check this thread on how to combine history from multiple opened sessions.