Sri Lanka was once known as Ceylon. From the 19th century until the mid 20th century, it was officially British Ceylon.
Virtually all of Russia’s famous Faberge eggs were made by Peter Carl Faberge.
While he resigned the Vice Presidency due to scandal, Spiro Agnew did serve during World War II. He even earned the Bronze Star.
The first game of polo was officially in India. But polo like games have been around since ancient Iran.
Until 1900, beryllium was also known as glucinum or glucinium. On the periodic table, its origin symbol was GI.