Petroleum has been known throughout historical time. Native Americans used it in magic and medicine and making paints. in 1815 several streets in Praque were lighted with petroleum lights. The modern petroleum industry began in 1859, when the American Oil pioneer E.L Drake drilled and produced on oil creek in Pennsylvania at a place that later became Titusville. Many wells were drilled in the region, little use other than as lamp fuel was made of Petroleum until the development of the gasoline engine and its application to automobiles, trucks, tractors, and airplanes.