The Berliner Tageblatt revealed that Germany had begun to refortify Heligoland, contradicting its denial of July 13. The matter came up again in the House of Commons where Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden expressed the government’s feeling that “individual matters of this kind, though they cannot pass unobserved, should not be raised at a moment and in a manner which might react unfavourably” on negotiations underway for a new European peace settlement.
A new elephant seal accompanied by 20 sea lions are brought to their new home at the Chicago Zoological garden at Brookfield.
Haile Selassie appeared before the League of Nations to give a speech. Italian correspondents in the press gallery created a loud disturbance and had to be removed by police before he could speak. Selassie then made an impassioned speech recounting the principal events of the war and criticizing the League for its ineffective response.
Siegfried Eifrig carries the Olympic torch in Berlin, before it is carried into the Olympic stadium
Haile Selassie gave a written statement to journalists explaining that he and his family fled Ethiopia because their death or imprisonment would not have served the interests of the people. “Upon consulting our nobles, it was agreed that we could best serve the interests of our people by going abroad so that we might freely pursue our efforts to safeguard the independence of Ethiopia”, the statement read.