This is an excellent alias for git hist to add to your .gitconfig file
git log --pretty=format:"%h %ad | %s%d [%an]" --graph --date=short
This page has an excellent discussion of how to add this alias to your .gitconfig file. This website is also the source of this handy alias.
The result is a description of the repository's history with color charts showing the different branches. It's all done in the terminal too!
This is an example of what the hist command produces.