Forget about the history page shown by Google Chrome, HistoryStats extension for Chrome shows your browser history in statistical and graphical view. You can able to open selected historic pages in new tab from HistoryStats page.

HistoryStats for Google Chrome

HistoryStats shows last visited time and visit count i.e how many times you visited historic page. You can able to sort the browser’s history based on total number of visits and most recent visits to the web sites.