bash history Not Saved Running ubuntu-14.04.3

I’m a new Beaglebone Black user running bone-ubuntu-14.04.3-console-armhf-2015-12-11-2gb.img from a Samsung Pro 32 GB micro SDHC card. How fun! I added a new Ubuntu user and found that the bash history wasn’t being saved between sessions. Seems /etc/skel/.bashrc defines,

HISTCONTROL=ignoreboth
HISTSIZE=1000
HISTFILESIZE=2000

but these environment variables don’t exist yet. Need to edit the bash template and any existing user ~/.bashrc files to include the export command,

export HISTCONTROL=ignoreboth
export HISTSIZE=1000
export HISTFILESIZE=2000

—Pam