London's Pall Mall is 1st street lit by gaslight

London's Pall Mall is 1st street lit by gaslight

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The first public street lighting with gas was demonstrated in Pall Mall, London, by Frederick Albert Winsor. Five years later the first gas company in the world was founded. Less than two years later the Westminster Bridge was lit by gas. As artificial lighting became more common towns became much safer.

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