Delete a command from the history

If I run a command that, maybe shows a password in it, I'd like to delete that command from my command history. Say I this shows when I run history:

494  ping pint
  495  ssh pint
  496  ssh trust
  497  ssh carvo
  498  exit
  499  host smithfest
  500  ssh egg

And say that I want to delete the line "host smithfest" from that list. Do this:

yo:~ $ history -d 499
yo:~ $ history -w
yo:~ $ history
  494  ping pint
  495  ssh pint
  496  ssh trust
  497  ssh carvo
  498  exit
  499  ssh egg
  500  history
  501  history -d 499
  502  history -w
  503  history

If you don't run the history -w command, it won't write the change and the line would still be present if you logged out and back in.