8 April 1884
He started his sculptural work representing the "wounded
13 April 1884
He receive letters from Leonor Rivera, Uncle Antonio, and
from Chengoy (Jose Cecilio). He was very much contented with the
news, although not of the health of the Leonor.
17 April 1884
He saw Rossi, the Italian actor representing the Kean,
Dumas’ drama. He was surprise of the effect – well represented.
Jose Cecilio informed him about the rivalry between Leonor
Valenzuela and Leonor Rivera. He told rizal in a letter about the
desire of Miss Rivera to see Miss Valenzuela with the object of
settling the rivalry.
- From the same letter learned that two
thirds medical students studying University of Santo Thomas failing
20 April 1884
He receive uncle Antonio 500 pesetas he went to visit the
brother, but they were home.
24 April 1884
In the evening he saw Hamlet presented and he had a pleasant
moment how wonderfully was interpreted.
1 May 1884
He stopped eating in Calle de Lobo, Madrid; he wnt to the
Calle de Principe. He dropped his German language lessons in order
to devote the entire month to his studies for the coming
6 May 1884
Rizal answered Lorenzo D’Ayot who published an article
entitled "El Teatro Tagalo."
5 June 1884
He took the examination on medical clinic, 2nd course, in
Central University de Madrid.
6 June 1884
He took the examination in his last subject in Medicine,
Surgical clinic, 2nd course. He got grade of "ver good."
9 June 1884
Rizal filed an application for graduation for the degree of
Licentiate in Medicine.
13 June 1884
He took an examination in Greek and Latin literature. He
obtained a grade of "excellent" in both subjects.
14 June 1884
He took an examination in Greek, 1st course, and got a grade
17 June 1884
Rizal pawned his ring to pay the fees for the examination.
21 June 1884
He finished the degree of Licentiate in Medicine with the
grade of aprobado from the Central Universidad de Madrid.
25 June 1884
Rizal won first prize in Greek contest, after which he
delivered a speech in honor of the two Filipino painters, Juan Luna
and Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo. The occasion commemorated the
triumph of the two, especially Luna who won the first prize for his
Spoliarium during the National Exposition of Fine Arts held in
Madrid that year.
26 June 1884
He took an examination in Universal History, 2nd course. He
grade of "excellent."
27 June 1884
He was informed in a letter by Mariano Katigbak about the
deteriorating health of Leonor Rivera caused by her too much loving
and waiting for her love one.
1 July 1884
Rizal explained the term "Filibusterismo" in the
newspaper of Madrid El Progreso, calling the attention of the
Spanish authorities over the case of future of the Filipinos. He
asked for freedom of the press and the right of representation of
the Spanish Cortes.
29 August 1884
He came to know how Pedro Tobin of Nagcarlan Laguna, was
gypped in Madrid. The man was fooled and all his cash was lost. He
relayed the news to the Philippines thru his parents.
31 August 1884
The popularity of his speech delivered during the
Luna-Hidalgo banquet held in Madrid, reached the Philippines via two
ways: one thru the draft Rizal sent to Antonio Rivera and the other
thru the periodicals he sent to his friends.