when I enterl ctrl + r and enter a search term it goes back in distant history and never finds the commands that I most recently typed that has this keyword
To check history of bash you need to type
history, if you want to check only certain no.of your previous commands then type
history n, where 'n' being no.of commands.
bash and bash-history aren't commands to store it in history,try some other keywords which aren't related to bash. If you check that history list, it is clear from that it doesn't store non-responsive and wrong commands.