This Day in Naval History - Oct. 02
From the Navy News Service
1799 - Washington Navy Yard is established.
1842 - The sloop, , wrecks with the loss of three lives in the .
1939 - Foreign ministers of Western Hemisphere countries agree to establish a neutrality zone around the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of North and to be enforced by the U.S. Navy. The zone is established at a Congress of American States meeting in .